Everything Knoxville February 2019 Edition

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IS a challenging month with winter weather still lingering and cloudy days more the norm than sunshine. But one bright spot this month is the celebration of Valentine’s Day. It’s a day we can make plans for a special night out and have a wonderful dinner or get Photo by D. Roberts Photography away to a favorite warmer location. I know your Valentine will appreciate any plans you took the time to make happen or any special gift you chose just for him or her, like my husband who sent me an early Valentine. It was a personalized gift of a sentiment he wrote himself and had etched on a large acrylic heart that now sits on my dresser. The personal touch to a gift like this is what is cherished and remembered for a lifetime. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight not only gifts that will make your Valentine feel special, but we want to highlight events and activities that can be enjoyed. Whether you are looking for a gift that pampers like a day at the spa, something that sparkles and glitters, 4



or a special sweet treat, we invite you to check out all the possibilities inside our February edition. You will be sure to find the perfect gift that your special someone will cherish long after February 14th. Also, this month we are pleased to highlight husband and wife team, Kim and Greg Stowell, owners of Clinton Glass, who manufacture custom glass shower enclosures and who have recently moved into an all-new showroom. Their state-of-the-art facility located on Middlebrook Pike features 27 full-sized shower displays designed to inspire you, and they have their own on-site fabrication operation. If you are remodeling or building a new home and are in the market for a shower enclosure, then visit Clinton Glass at their new location and discover the possibilities. I hope your February is filled with joy and sunshine. From all of us at Everything Knoxville, we wish all of you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

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DISCOVER the BEAUTY of Custom Glass Shower Enclosures


IRST LAUNCHED in 1957, Clinton Glass quickly earned a reputation throughout East Tennessee as a trusted glass supplier for residential and business customers. Today Clinton Glass has become the area’s number one supplier of frameless shower glass. Under the careful leadership of co-owners and husband and wife team, Greg and Kim Stowell, and their dedicated staff, Clinton Glass has installed more than 10,000 custom showers. What is even more impressive is the fact that Clinton Glass has become the only frameless shower glass company in East Tennessee that has its own fabrication facility where shower glass is fabricated and tempered in-house. Further, because all work is performed by their employees and not subcontractors, Clinton Glass offers a truly turnkey customer experience you are not likely to find anywhere else. Homeowners hoping to create that showroom quality look and feel in their home’s bathrooms need not look any further than Clinton Glass. Their allnew showroom located within their state-of-the-art, on-site fabrication facility on Middlebrook Pike features 27 full-sized shower displays designed to inspire you. Unlike many showrooms you might visit today, this one-ofa-kind showroom is more of a discovery center, where you will see all of the possibilities that exist when creating your home’s new designer-inspired, custom glass shower enclosure. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to bring you this interview with Greg and Kim Stowell.

EK: Tell our readers a little bit about Clinton Glass’ 63 year history. Greg: There have been only three owners since 1957. The store has transformed over time from a paint and glass store, to a commercial glass company, and now a residential shower glass specialty store. EK: Your transition from commercial glass installation to custom shower glass was a major step. What did you see in your marketplace that inspired such a bold move? Kim: During the recession, commercial glass sales dropped off, and home remodeling picked up as people decided to stay in their homes. As the demand increased, we grew with it, and now we install about 200 custom showers per month in East Tennessee. EK: More than 10,000 bathrooms later, what role has your in-house design services played in your overall success? Greg: We hear frequently that we can design showers that other companies have difficulty with. That comes from measuring and installing thousands of showers. We’ve developed systems and capabilities to make the process go smoothly for our clients. EK: After a homeowner first contacts you, describe the typical customer experience. Kim: One of the best ways for customers to start the process is by visiting our showroom. Here they get to see, touch, and even step into the many different shower displays. Customers usually have an idea Photos by D. Roberts Photography

how they want their shower to look and feel, but a visit can offer them a chance to confirm or improve their design. EK: At what stage of new construction or remodeling is it best for a homeowner to first contact you? Greg: We like to talk to clients in the planning stage. Some glass companies think that’s too early and that you should only call them after the tile is complete. Contacting us early helps avoid any possible design concerns before they are constructed in the field. EK: While a growing number of companies are outsourcing their work, Clinton Glass continues to rely only on its own employees. Why should that be important to your customers? Kim: Our customers appreciate that our estimators and installers are all experienced, well-trained, fully insured, trusted employees. We arrive in badged company vehicles with Clinton Glass shirts. We survey our customers, and their feedback most often includes comments on how professional and courteous we are! EK: You’ve actually taken your commitment to providing a truly turnkey customer experience to an all-new level with your new, state-of-the-art facility where you now fabricate and temper all of your own custom shower glass. Tell us more. Greg: We control the entire process inhouse, from the showroom to installation. And, much to our customer’s frequent surprise, we fabricate and temper our own glass in-house. This means we are not relying on an out-of-state glass fabricator who doesn’t know the intricacies of each job. It is wonderful having our crew handle every step, and I know our customers appreciate it! EK: Why should this be important to your customers? Kim: The biggest benefit has been quality control; we have complete control over the quality of our product! Also, with control of the glass fabrication, we have greater

flexibility on the installation schedule. This has kept our installation lead times consistent. EK: Tell our readers about your new inspirational showroom. Greg: We have 27 full size showers on display in nearly every configuration imaginable. If you’re in the planning stages, come by and look, and you will get some great ideas. We frequently hear, “I never thought of that” or “I’m a very visual person, and now I know what our shower is going to look like.” EK: What is the best way for our readers to learn more about Clinton Glass? Kim: The quickest way is our website, www. clintonglasscompany.com, or our Facebook page, which is updated a few times a week with pictures of great shower installations. Of course a showroom visit is a must. And if you ask, Greg is happy to give shop tours of our fabrication and tempering equipment! EK: In closing, is their anything else you would like to add? Greg: We appreciate our wonderful customers and just want to thank them for allowing us into their homes to help create their dream baths.

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You Can Take It with You …Your Organized Closet

OUR CLOSET affects you more than you realize; after all, it is where the day begins. For most, the feeling of relaxation when entering a favorite resort is the goal for home décor. Your closet is no exception. It is such an important part of your day. If it is a welcoming, organized place, it is easy to get dressed and be out the door for what lies ahead. If clutter is the theme of your closet – along with inadequate storage – then time is wasted looking for the day’s outfit. It takes more time to coordinate the image that will impress everyone you will encounter in the coming hours when there is no order to your closet. Stress builds as the hunt is on for shoes buried under a pile of clothes, and once stress starts, you know it will only continue. The first tip of an organized closet is to have a hamper so dirty laundry is not lying on the floor. Organize your closet so you can go shopping every day in your very own store. Have shirts, pants, skirts, suits, and shoes all in their own department and neatly arranged. Grouping is the key to organization. If your favorite ensembles are grouped together,

you are limited in choices. Once you create your “store” by organizing “like with like,” it is easier to see new combinations and your wardrobe choices will increase. When traveling, packing is easy when your closet is serene and orderly. Having luggage handy, kept in the closet, makes packing quick as you go through your own personal “store” assembling everything needed for your trip. You will have more time on your trip by

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is a double bill featuring the chamber opera “Beneath Suspicion” and a performance of the song cycle “Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn (from the Private Papers of a World War II Bride).” The event will be held March 14-16 at 7:30 pm at Blount Mansion, located at 200 W. Hill Avenue in Knoxville. Beneath Suspicion is a one-act opera by Knoxville native composer Jesse Ayers. It is based on a true, little-known story of two daring, American women who played on prevailing gender and racial stereotypes to fight slavery by spying for the Union during the Civil War. Elizabeth Van Lew, a passionate abolitionist known around Richmond as “Crazy Bet,” is the middle-aged daughter of a recently deceased, wealthy Richmond slave owner. Upon her father’s death, she frees her family’s slaves, including a young household servant 8


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recreating your organized storage at your destination. Digging through the suitcase can be unnerving; take your closet with you and spend a few minutes unpacking upon arriving at your destination. Sort “like with like” at the hotel just as in your closet. Then you know exactly where your garments are for the day, whether you’re going to a meeting or sightseeing. When choosing a design style, think of your favorite place, retail store, or destination when starting a remodel of your closet. Inspiration may come from a trip to the beach, the mountains, or travel overseas. You can take it with you and replicate your favorite experience. The modern style of Giorgio Armani in Beverly Hills or the classic mahogany look of Ralph Lauren at the Greenbrier are just two of countless possibilities. Wouldn’t it be pleasant to start each day in one of these locations… in your closet?

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named Mary. Bet, recognizing Mary’s extreme intelligence, sends her to Philadelphia to a Quaker School to be educated, after which Mary returns to Richmond to work in the Van Lew home as a free woman. Mary has a photographic memory. She can memorize documents verbatim in one quick reading, as well as repeat lengthy conversations word for word. As the war breaks out, Mary is in her early 20s, Bet, her 40s. Though Richmond is the capital of the Confederacy, about half of its inhabitants are Union sympathizers. Bet, a firebrand, uses her contacts to set up a spy ring to report Confederate movements to the Union military. Her information is so reliable that her coded messages go directly General Ulysses S. Grant. This work imagines a key scene in the lives of these two women: The crisis moment when Mary must decide if she will risk her life to

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undertake the daring plan she believes God has revealed to her or if she will shrink back to maintain her safety and personal freedom. Both women were inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in the 1990s. Elizabeth Van Lew will be played by Lindsey Fuson, soprano, and Mary will be played by Denisha Pompey, soprano. “Good morning, darling, the sun has just come up. It is a beautiful morning…” So begins a letter from 1944 that 1st Lt. George W. Honts wrote his wife, Evelyn Honts, while deployed during World War II. The text to these letters has been set to music by composer Alan Smith in the song cycle “Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn, from the Private Papers of a World War II Bride.” Performance will be by Elena Stabile, soprano. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 students. For more information, visit www. MarbleCityOpera.com.


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Think Summer: 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Boat Shows A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T


S U M M E R this winter, and start planning now for warmer days ahead that could be spent relaxing on a boat. Beginning in January, boat shows take place across the country, offering some of the hottest post-holiday deals around, with special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories – a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those ready to plan their summer adventures on the water, boat shows are the best place to start. Explore all boating curiosities and interests, from fishing and sailing to riding personal watercraft and wakesurfing. Boat shows not only offer the unique opportunity to browse and board the latest boats and marine accessories at the best prices of the year, but also offer those looking to get started in boating a taste of the boating lifestyle during the off-season. Most boat shows offer educational opportunities and ways to get on the water, from rentals to boat clubs and more. Whether you want to fulfill that New Year’s resolution of spending more time outdoors with family and friends or you’re simply in the mood to escape the winter doldrums, Discover Boating, the national awareness program to help get people on the water, offers four reasons to visit a boat show near you this year: 1. Warm up with hot deals. Unlike auto shows, boat shows are the place 10


to buy. Hundreds of new models are available to buy right on the show floor at some of the best prices of the year, with many exhibitors offering special show pricing and other incentives. Boat shows make it easy to shop all the region’s dealers in one location, and it’s the perfect time to order a new boat to ensure it arrives by spring. 2. Navigate the boating lifestyle. You can learn the ropes of boating and take advantage of on-site training offered at little to no cost. Beginners can learn about boating, and more experienced captains are able to hone their skills. Plus, boat shows offer fun and interactive activities for the whole family, from knot-tying and boating 101 seminars to remote-control docking ponds and virtual reality boating simulators and more. Most shows also have charters, boat clubs, rentals, and boat schools for show-goers to research ways to get on the water before buying. 3. Invest in your health. In addition to the thousands of steps you will achieve from browsing the latest products, boat shows could also be an investment in your health. According to a Discover Boating survey, 72% of Americans reported feeling healthier after spending time on the water. Plus, recent research has confirmed what many boaters already know – you experience health benefits, like reducing stress, by being near, in, on, or under water and while participating in activities like boating. Learn more about the health benefits of boating by visiting www.DiscoverBoating.com/ your-brain-on-a-boat.

Knoxville Convention Center 2019 Boat Show Schedule Thursday, February 14, 2 to 9 pm Friday, February 15, 12 to 9 pm Saturday, February 16, 10 am to 9 pm Sunday, February 17, 11 am to 5 pm Show Admission General admission: $10 adults Children under 10: Free Tickets (cash only) are available at the door

4. Look for the seal of approval. When shopping for a boat at a show, online, or at a dealership, always check to make sure it is NMMA Certified. NMMA Certified boat and trailer manufacturers have been independently inspected to ensure they meet strict industry standards for safety and construction, as well as all federal regulations. Look for the NMMA Certified sticker near the helm of a boat. Visit www.DiscoverBoating.com to find a boat show near you, a list of certified boat manufacturers, a Boat Finder tool that matches your on-water interests with different boat types, plus more interactive tools and resources for getting started in boating.

Jehanne… The Story of Joan of Arc “One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it.” – Joan of Arc


GO! Contemporary Dance Works will present Jehanne… the Story of Joan of Arc, a full length contemporary ballet, at the Bijou Theatre. A large creative effort with more than 60 dancers, five choreographers, and an expansive creative team, this one-of-a-kind ballet will capture the intensity, conflict, and resolve of this medieval teenager who was both a maiden and a warrior during a time of spiritual and political upheaval. Jehanne, which is the 15th century spelling of Joan, was scripted by Artistic Director, Lisa Hall McKee, to chronicle Joan’s life in a visual labyrinth of the medieval time period. McKee has contrasted haunting moments such as her visions, trial, and death with elaborate, ornate, and lively scenes such as the banquet hall where she meets Charles VII. “I designed the performance so all age groups could attend,” said McKee. “The portrayal of her death will be abstract, and the final scene will be directed to joy and hope in celebration of her life. It is an elaborate display of the medieval time period contrasted by stark, emotional, and empowering moments. Professional Harper Addison dances the role of Joan with incredible artistry and sensitivity. Strong, yet vulnerable. She is mesmerizing as Joan.” Show times for this inspiring and inspiriting ballet are Saturday, February 23, at 2 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 24, at 3 pm. Ticket prices range from $17 to $27. Pre-show Medieval Banquets will be held prior to the Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances and include a sweet and savory feast with live medieval entertainment and an opportunity to meet Joan and the cast. GO! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tickets may be purchased by calling 865-539-2475 or online at www.gocontemporarydance.com.

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Celebrate This Valentine’s Month by Restoring That Showcase Quality Look to Your Home’s Hardwood Floors


OUR HOME’S hardwood floors were once rich a nd lu x urious looking. The first interior feature of your home that greets your guests, they made a lasting impression on everyone that visited. But years of foot traffic, an occasional accident, and the sun’s relentless UV rays have left them dull and unattractive. In fact, instead of adding to the overall appearance of your home, they now detract from its once beautiful showcase quality look. Today, instead of showing off your hardwood f loors, you strategically arrange area rugs over high traffic and damaged areas in an attempt to camouflage them. D u r i n g t h i s Va lent i ne’s mont h of February, why not fall in love with your home’s hardwood floors all over again? It’s easier than you might have imagined thanks to the skilled and experienced craftsmen at European Fine Hardwood Floors. If you have contemplated refinishing your home’s existing hardwood floors or installing new hardwood f loors, you are invited to discover the European Fine Hardwood Floors difference. European Fine Hardwood Floors is unlike most other

hardwood f looring companies you may have encountered in the past thanks to its founder, Valera Tomescu. The quality of craftsmanship they offer is the result of the influence of Valera’s grandfather, who was a fine woodworking artisan in Europe. Valera’s grandfather guided his grandson’s passion for woodworking in the old-world tradition, providing a level of craftsmanship that you may have thought no longer existed. Valera and his team of craftsmen are dedicated to maintaining the quality of their craft that Valera learned early in life. Combined with today’s cutting-edge hardwood flooring refinishing technologies from the number one name in the hardwood f looring industry, Bona, homeowners can experience all of the benefits of oldworld craftsmanship and today’s latest technologies. Thanks to Bona’s state-ofthe-art technology, artisans like Valera can offer homeowners a totally dust-free hardwood flooring refinishing experience. Homeowners also appreciate the fact that Valera has been recognized by Bona as a Certified Craftsman, an honor offered by Bona to only those few hardwood flooring professionals who have distinguished

themselves in the refinishing marketplace. It is a much coveted award that is earned by only a few craftsmen. If you’re ready to fall in love with your home’s hardwood flooring all over again, why not discover the Europea n Fine Hardwood Floors difference for yourself? European Fine Hardwood Floors offers new hardwood f looring, hardwood f loor refinishing, water damage repair, staining, and more – all at affordable rates. You can even select a new stain color. Also, be sure to ask them about their totally dust-free refinishing experience that removes all dust from indoor sanding by using highcapacity vacuums located out-of-doors, as well as their low or no-odor finishes. Why not celebrate this Valentine’s month in style by allowing Valera and European Fine Hardwood Floors to restore that showcase quality look to your home’s hardwood flooring?

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Knoxville Welcomes 2019 Bassmaster Classic® March 15-17


for the ultimate fishing competition and fan experience! Visit Knoxville Sports Commission is pleased to welcome Bassmaster Cl ass ic® to Kn oxvil l e! Th i s p re st i gi o u s championship bass tournament, which is widely known as the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing,” will be held March 15-17 in downtown Knoxville and on the University of Tennessee Campus. Watch as boats take off from Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River. Cheer on your favorites at the weigh-ins at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. Experience the family fun all weekend long at the annual Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo. Arguably the largest event of its kind in the country, this exhibit of the latest in bass fishing equipment and outdoor gear will be housed in the Knoxville Convention Center and the adjacent World’s Fair Exhibition Hall, which was newly renovated in the spring of 2018. “Knoxville was thrilled to host the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series,” said Chad Culver, Senior Director, Visit Knoxville Sports Commission. “We are looking forward to welcoming all the anglers and their families, along with all of the loyal Bassmaster fans from around the country, back to our great city.” All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitknoxville.com/ bassmaster. 12


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Knoxville Named Host City for the 2019 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition


HE MISS TENNESSEE Scholarship Competition announced recently that Knoxville will be the 2019 host city and the competition will take place at ThompsonBoling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. The three nights of preliminary competitions will take place Wednesday through Friday, June 26-28, followed by the Miss Tennessee Finals on Saturday, June 29, at 7 pm. The 2019 competition marks the dawning of a new day for the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition. This year’s show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent, and social impact. “Visit Knoxville is proud to partner with Miss Tennessee, and we are looking forward to this event coming to Knoxville,” said Kim Bumpas, President of Visit Knoxville. “The Miss Tennessee Competition is a time-honored tradition focused on scholarships for women, and Knoxville is proud to welcome this program that so highly values education to our community.” The Miss Tennessee Board of Directors has made a commitment to make Miss Tennessee a state-wide competition. They will work with local city and county leaders to provide an exciting opportunity, and location, that will prepare the winner of Miss Tennessee to serve as our state’s ambassador at Miss America. Tickets for the 2019 Miss Tennessee Competition go on sale in March and can be purchased at www.misstennessee.org.




month of February, why not add life to your image, brighten your look, and enliven your life with a visit to Vivify Salon, Knoxville’s eyelash extension specialists, conveniently located at 301 S. Gallaher View Road, Suite 116, in Knoxville? Vivify Salon lash artist and hair stylist, Jordan Bivens Grubb, would like to personally invite you to discover the full line of Vivify Salon services, which include: » Highlights » Color » Trim & cut » Updos & styling » Eyelash extensions » Brow services (wax & tint) » Keratin treatments “Eyelash extensions add thickness and length to your natural eyelashes,” said Jordan, Certified Lash Artist. “We customize your lash extensions according to your desired look, condition of your natural lashes, and number of natural lashes to provide you with eyelash enhancements that are safe.” Vivify Salon also offers its clients a full line of professional, salon quality products from Kevin Murphy “Skincare for Your Hair.” Born from the same philosophy as skincare, Kevin Murphy products are weightlessly designed to deliver performance, strength, and longevity. Whether your next visit to Vivify Salon is a Valentine’s gift for you, a friend, or a loved one, Vivify Salon gift certificates make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or for any occasion. If you’re ready to add life to your image, brighten your look, and enliven your life, then contact Jordan today at 865-498-9070 to discover the new you. Whether you wish to maintain your existing hairstyle or to move onto an extreme makeover, Jordan can help you achieve your desired look.

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Consignment Success Tips

Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck at Next To New!


F YOU ARE NEW to consignment, here’s how to make the most money with your consignment goods. Consignment shopping has been growing in popularity for years, and there is money to be made with these tips on how to make the most of your consignment experience at Next To New. First, check your closet for merchandise that you no longer wear. Ask yourself, “Would I buy this again now?” If you answer no, consider selling these items yourself or donating them to charity. The condition of the item and the original purchase date are key points. You may have a terrific suit with the original tags, but if you bought it 10 years ago, today’s savvy consignment customer will likely pass it by. Before visiting your consignment store, check your items closely for any defects. A “pull here” or a “snag there” reduces your chance for success. Make sure your items are cleaned or dry cleaned as necessary. All clothing should be pressed and presented on hangars. Customers will reward you for your efforts. If you love it, just keep it. This should be an emotion-free business opportunity. Here are 10 important things to consider when consigning: 1. At Next To New, we carry all major mall brands and all boutique designers. 2. Familiarize yourself with the brands the consignment store carries. 3. Consign items in season. 4. Consign best-selling sizes: For women, it’s sizes 10-16. 5. Consign designer accessories in any size. 6. Consign popular brands or classic brands that stand the test of time. 7. Bring a minimum of 20 flawless items (no missing buttons, stains, cleaned, pressed, and ready to sell) for the store to consider. 8. Accept the truth about the market value of your merchandise. 9. Next To New markets online, on local and cable TV, in magazines, and by email. 10. Our goal is to help you make as much money as possible. Visit Next To New to learn more and to give your closet some much deserved breathing room. Our success is your success! Next To New

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Black History Month Celebration February 24 • 1 pm • Farragut Museum


will host a free event in honor of Black History Month. A reception and museum tours will be held at 1 pm, with the main performance beginning at 2 pm on Sunday, February 24. The event will feature a performance by Bright Star Touring Theatre, one of the largest professional touring companies in the country. The production, “Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement,” is one of the company’s most acclaimed productions. The show features inspiring performances and songs of the Civil Rights era. The performance is suitable for grade three and up.

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exactly what their procedure involves. They patiently answer all of your questions, which builds relationships and, in turn, builds trust. I and others particularly enjoy their online videos where patients describe their actual experiences. I find them both informative and comforting. I’m told that more videos will be forthcoming, but for now, I would encourage anyone who is contemplating a dental implant to go online at www.hfdsmiles.com and view Lynette’s video. If you or someone you love has one or more missing teeth, you’re not alone. More than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. But does a single missing tooth really matter? In addition to impacting your appearance, self-esteem, and chewing, missing teeth can have other serious consequences. When

we chew, the roots of our natural teeth provide the necessary stimulation needed to promote the health of our jaw bones. The absence of our teeth, and the bone stimulation they provide, results in the loss of bone density. This loss of bone can impact the health of other surrounding teeth and result in even further bone loss that can change one’s facial aesthetics, often creating a sullen appearance. To learn more about how you can benefit from dental implants, or to learn more about the other dental services offered by Heritage Family Dentistry, call 865-8169211 or visit www.hfdsmiles.com.

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HARING A FRESH BATCH of cookies with family and friends is the perfect way to warm up a wintry day. Some bakers dare to experiment with new recipes, while others stick with old favorites. Yet, even the tried-and-true recipes don’t always turn out right. Experienced bakers know how to achieve perfect cookies every time. But don’t worry! There’s no need to buy high-priced equipment or enroll in culinary school. All you need are simple tools, practical know-how, and the best tasting, highest quality natural ingredients to make cookies that will please everyone. Here are a few simple tips for delectable cookies. » Invest in a food scale. Baking is all about chemistry. For consistent results, use a simple food scale. This is important when measuring flour, which settles and varies in density if scooped. The rule of thumb is that every cup of white flour equals five ounces, though some sources may recommend less. Many recipes indicate required ounces or grams. The right amount of flour is needed to absorb the ingredients and to provide correct ratios with raising agents. » Chill the dough. After mixing ingredients, chilling cookie dough for an hour or more prevents cookies from over-spreading while baking. Time spent in the fridge also gives ingredients the chance to gel, enhancing flavors, especially if you’re using spices. Another upside: You can 18


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March 2 • 7–9 pm • Farragut High School Commons


HE TOWN of Farragut and the Kiwanis Club of Farragut present the 14th annual Shamrock Ball, an evening of music and dancing, light refreshments, and a craft. Photos of each couple or family will be available for purchase online after the event. Proceeds benefit Wesley House and Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp. Tickets are $20 per couple and $30 per family in advance and $25 per couple and $35 per family at the door. Purchase tickets at www.townoffarragut.org/register or at Farragut Town Hall, located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive (second floor) Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm through noon on Friday, March 1. For more information, call 865-966-7057, email ParksandRecInfo@townoffarragut.org, or visit www.townoffarragut.org/communityevents.




tinued advances in medical technology, many common dental conditions can be successfully treated in a more gentle and minimally invasive way. Laser dentistry, which combines the energy of laser, air, and water, allows dentists to perform a variety of dental procedures. Virtually painless, the Laser allows your dentist to use minimal and, in some cases, no anesthetics – a welcome change for many patients. The Laser is extremely effective in delivering more immediate, in-office tooth whitening results than most other whitening systems available today. Research has shown that the laser is capable of delivering four to six shades of whitening in as little as two minutes. Another exciting application for the Laser is its use in the treatment of reducing and managing oral and maxillofacial (jaw and face) pain. With 39 million adults experiencing orofacial pain, the Laser provides a therapeutic and non-invasive way to treat pain in as little as 10 minutes. Laser is also helpful in providing non-surgical periodontal treatment, which is typically a regimen of scaling and root planing. Even patients who exercise the best hygiene care can struggle with periodontal disease, which can impact other areas of their health and wellness. Laser offers patients minimally invasive options that can deliver better outcomes than other traditional methods. In addition, Laser provides non-surgica l treatment for Tongue Tie in adults and kids. In addition to all of the benefits offered by Laser, we at Farragut Dental Studio offer our patients a superior level of dental care for the entire family utilizing the latest technology provided in the warm and welcoming environment of our state-ofthe-art studio. To learn more, call 865-288-0416 or visit us online at www.farragutdentalstudio.com.

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February 23 at 10 am • World’s Fair Park


ETTIN’ COLD for the gold! Take the plunge for Special Olympics! The Knoxville

Polar Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, February 23. Grab some friends and come support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes by jumping into a freezing pool water at the World’s Fair Park. With a minimum of $75 in donations ($50 for students and children), each plunger receives the official long-sleeved Plunge t-shirt, a complimentary lunch, and all bragging rights associated with such a brave endeavor. Plunge in anything but a wet suit. Costumes are strongly encouraged and awarded! Registration/check-in begins at 10 am, costume contest at 11 am, and the plunging begins at 11:30 am. To register or for more information, visit www.polarplungetn.com/knoxville.



Winter Allergies: The Allergies You Didn’t Know You Could Have A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T


get below freezing, people with seasonal allergies to grass, tree, and weed pollens get well-deserved relief from their symptoms. But if you’re still sneezing and blowing your nose when winter descends, you might have indoor allergies. The problem for many allergy sufferers is figuring out what exactly is causing their symptoms. Why? Most allergy sufferers develop similar symptoms no matter what allergen they’re reacting to. When you have a stuffy or runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing and coughing, you know you’re probably allergic to something. Beyond that, it’s hard to discover the culprit. If it’s serious enough to prompt a trip to the doctor for relief, see an allergist. “Allergists are the best-trained medical professionals to treat allergies and asthma,” said allergist Todd Mahr, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. “Much like a cardiologist specializes in heart problems, an allergist specializes in allergic diseases. Your allergist will find the source of your symptoms and treat the cause so you can feel healthy all the time.” Here are some common causes of winter, indoor allergies and tips from ACAAI on what you can do about them: » Dust mite allergy Dust mites are one of the most common indoor allergens and a year-round annoyance. Those allergic to dust mites suffer most in their own homes. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live in furniture, carpets, and bedding and feed off the flakes of skin people shed every day. They thrive in warm, humid environments. Often you’ll notice

your symptoms immediately after vacuuming, sweeping, or dusting, when you’ve stirred up dust. Molds, pollen, pet hair, fur, or feathers can contribute to a dust allergy as well. Diagnosis and treatment: As with all the allergies in this article, your allergist will perform a skin test or blood test to determine the exact cause of your allergy and order a course of treatment that may include medications or allergy shots. Management: The presence of dust mites does not mean you have a dirty house; they’re everywhere. You can lessen or avoid your symptoms by removing the usual suspects that cause dust allergies. Choose wood floors instead of carpet, clean your house with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter, use miteproof cases on your mattresses and pillows, and wash your linens regularly in hot water. Consider installing a high-efficiency disposable filter in your HVAC system. The filter should have a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 11 to 13 – the higher the MERV rating the better. » Mold allergy Molds live inside and outside of your home. They can thrive in moist places like bathrooms and kitchens, and the annoying thing about molds is that many molds aren’t visible to the naked eye. As the spores become airborne, they can cause allergic reactions and worsen asthma symptoms. Diagnosis and treatment: Your allergist may have you track your symptoms over time to see where you’ve been when your allergies flare up. That will help identify the culprit. Antihistamines and decongestants can ease symptoms. Management: Wear a mask when doing yard

work, and once inside, take a shower and rinse your nose with a saline solution to remove mold spores. In the kitchen, clean up any spills or leaks quickly to prevent mold from growing. Use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in areas like bathrooms and basements. Clean your garbage cans and fridge drawers. For serious mold problems, call a professional. » Pet allergy It’s a heartbreaking situation for pet lovers if they have allergy symptoms after being with their pets. Allergy symptoms can be constant because exposure can occur anywhere – in pet-friendly workplaces, restaurants, stores, school, in daycare – anywhere a pet owner has been. Diagnosis and treatment: Your allergist will perform a skin test or blood test to determine if your pet is causing your allergy symptoms. They may advise treating with nasal sprays, antihistamines, or other medications. Allergy shots are also effective in treating pet allergies, because a resistance is built up over time. Management: Avoidance is the best way to manage a pet allergy, but you don’t have to part with your furry family members. Some ways to lessen your symptoms include keeping your pet out of your bedroom, washing your hands with soap and water after petting or playing with your pet, vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum, and bathing your pet once a week. Once you know the cause of your symptoms, you can conquer the allergy. It’s time to take control of your allergies and asthma and start enjoying life again. It’s time to find an allergist. To find an allergist in your area, use the Allergist Locator tool on the ACAAI website at www.acaai.org.

What We LOVE This February 1. Baby LOVE What is sweeter than snuggling a newborn? These super-soft plush sloths will be baby’s favorite toy – and a good reminder for them not to grow up too quickly! 2. The LOVE of Friendship Each of our new Art Hearts feature unique artwork and a meaningful sentiment or design for any occasion – friendship, hope, faith, and to give thanks or encouragement. The ornamental key can be used as a display easel, and the gold foil packaging makes for a truly heartfelt gift for a special friend. 3. LOVE Letters from the Heart Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a handwritten note, and our wide selection of beautiful English greeting cards from Wrendale Designs feature hand-drawn animals with personality and charm. Pair with a quality stationery set and pen, and commit to writing letters to the ones you love all year long! 4. We LOVE Great Causes Last year we were contacted by a young man (whose last name happens to be Hart!) from Paris, TN, and fell in love with his story. Hart always had a heart for developing economies, and after undergrad at UT and then earning a Master’s in Economics, he moved to Haiti. He’s partnering with locals Laratte and Rozita, who have talent in their craft and passion for improving their family businesses and communities. We are proud to offer their handmade soapstone heart items and delicious small-batch coffee, with proceeds supporting ECONNEXT to build people, build companies, and build communities. 5. For the LOVE of Food Is the way to your Valentine’s heart through their stomach? Whether your love loves to bake or prefers to sample your homemade treats, make them sweeter with Authentic Mexican Vanilla. Enjoy our selection of decadent Rabbit Creek mixes & other gourmet food items – including our best-selling Raspberry Jalapeño Jam – that foodies will be sure to love! We hope your month is filled with LOVE and invite you into the shop to see our new items and beautiful spring displays. (Or, if you need some puppy LOVE, visit Shopdog Sadie!)

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Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party


February 23 at 2 & 6 pm • Knoxville Civic Auditorium UMP TO

the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Costumes not permitted for guests 14 and older. Tickets start at just $17, and everyone one year old and older must have a ticket.

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces 2019 Orchid Awards Nominees ON FEBRUARY 28,

Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner honoring Knoxville’s most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art. Awards will be presented to winners in seven different categories: Environmental Stewardship, New Architecture, Outdoor Space, Community Garden, Public Art, Redesign/Reuse, and Restaurant/Café/Bar/ Brewery. “The nominees for the 37th annual Orchids Awards truly represent the amazing work that is being done in Knoxville,” said Alanna McKissack, Keep Knoxville Beautiful Executive Director. “We are excited to announce that we have a new category this year, Community Garden. This award will recognize schools, neighborhoods, churches, etc. that have implemented successful community spaces.” T h e n o m i n e e s f o r E nv i r o n m e n t a l Stewardship are the Gastrointestinal Associates Medical Office Building, Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, Knoxville Convention Center, and the Tennessee School for the Deaf High School and Dining Hall. The nominees for New Architecture are the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart Jesus, Hardin Valley Middle School, Gastrointestinal Associates Medical Office Building, KCDC’s Five Point Phase 2, Tate’s School Multipurpose Building – “The Barn,” the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building, Regions Bank – Northshore, Tennessee Cancer Specialist, Gibbs Middle School, Greater Knoxville Dermatology, and Hardin Valley Internal Medicine & Urgent Care. The nominees for Outdoor Space are the UT Volunteer Boulevard Streetscape, Dogwood Elementary Nature Trail, the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, Central Filling Station, Hyatt Place Downtown Rooftop. The Mill and Mine, Waterfront Drive, Jackson Avenue – Old City Redevelopment, Fort Dickerson Park Entrance, and The Mabry Hazen House. The nominees for Community Garden are the Christenberry Outdoor Classroom, New Hopewell Community School, Marble City Community Garden, All Saints Catholic



Church Community Garden, and Saint John’s Prayer Garden. The nominees for Public Art are the Clinch Avenue Pedestrian Ramp – Firefly Mural, KNOX Letters at the Knoxville Convention Center, Karns Senior Center – 1 Karns Mosaic Mural, State Street Garage sculpture, Gay Street Viaduct to Jackson Avenue steps mural, and Right Angle Reply (Tall Grasses) at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. The nominees for Redesign/Reuse are Knoxville High Independent Senior Living, Cowan Cottage, Loch and Key Productions, The Tombras Group, The Press Room, Kefi, the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project, Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville, Chesapeake’s West, The Orangery Village, The Mill and Mine, Maple Hall, KYBRA Athletics, The Swift, and Bliss Clothing Store and Cruze Farm Ice Cream (Miller’s Building). The nominees for Restaurant/Café/Bar/ Brewery are Full Service BBQ, Kitchen 919, Kefi, Central Filling Station, Chesapeake’s West, Maple Hall, The Parlor, and The Swift, and Bliss Clothing Store and Cruze Farm Ice Cream (Miller’s Building). Additionally, The Mary Lou Horner Beautification Award will be granted to a former Orchid Award winner whose property remains Orchid-worthy. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will announce

About Keep Knoxville Beautiful Founded in 1978 to help clean up prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. We pursue this by: » Educating students and the public about waste-prevention, litter, recycling, and environmental stewardship » Facilitating and supporting litter pickups that make our roads and local waterways cleaner » Creating and protecting murals and hosting beautification mobs to make Knoxville a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit During 2017-18, we: » Facilitated or supported 93 litter pickups » Collected 60,719 pounds of litter » Planted 2,000+ daffodil and tulip bulbs » Planted 101 trees » Reached 2,192 kids with our presentations » Used our recycling trailer and recycling bins to provide recycling for nine events » Worked with 1,930 volunteers » Facilitated 5,307 volunteer hours To learn more about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, visit keepknoxvillebeautiful. org. the winners of the beautification awards at the Orchids Awards Dinner on February 28 at 6 pm at The Press Room, located at 730 N. Broadway. The evening will include live music, a complimentary beer and wine reception, a signature Post Modern Spirits cocktail, dinner, and the awards ceremony. Mayor Rogero and a special guest from Keep America Beautiful will be the speakers for the night. To p u r c h a s e t i c k e t s , v i s i t w w w. keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/orchid-awards. All proceeds benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s programs.

Celebration of Love


H E “ C E L E B R AT I O N O F LOVE” began in the 5th Century AD

with St. Valentine. In the 1700s, Cupid, the God of love, with all his myths and legends initiated our current tradition of sending Valentines on February 14th. Valentine’s Day is a time to recognize that love takes on many forms. Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by making it special for your pets? Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits is celebrating the special bond with our “best friends” by offering special treats on weekends during February. Special doggy peanut butter oatmeal cookies will be served Saturday nights as bedtime treats. Homemade biscuits are given nightly, and TGIF (grilled all meat hot dogs) are popular as well. At Ms. C’s, we cherish our four-legged kids every day. During February, the love of Cupid shines upon our guests and puts cupid’s spell on us all. Following are some fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your pets: » Take your pet for a long walk. Play ball outside an extra 15 minutes. » Cuddle longer than usual while watching TV.


» Good brushing. During the winter months, with windows closed and heaters on, low humidity can make your dog’s skin dry and scaly. A blend of moisturizing botanicals, which include Vitamins A and E, Aloe Vera, and Oatmeal, are particularly good for your pet’s coat. » Arrange a special treat by taking him or her to doggy daycare. Instead of being home by themselves while you are at work, reserve a special day to provide your pet with time to romp and play in the big playgrounds at Ms. C’s. » Heading to the mountains to celebrate? Make reservations for your pet to stay at Ms. C’s, where they will be pampered and loved while you are away. Call 865-986-6325 for your appointment at Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits today.

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Zoo Knoxville Honors Legacy of Former Director, Ted Beattie, in “Heart of Africa”


commemorated the legacy of Ted Beattie, the zoo’s second executive director, by naming the central part of the African animal area in his honor. The Ted Beattie Heart of Africa was unveiled at a reception hosted by Natalie and Jim Haslam and was attended by family, friends, and colleagues of Mr. Beattie and supporters of Zoo Knoxville. The surprise announcement was made in the newly-christened area of the zoo that is home to animals native to Africa and designed to give guests the experience of exploring an African forest. Heart of Africa was constructed under Beattie’s leadership and the zoo’s first modern exhibit featuring natural habitats. Ted Beattie’s brilliant marketing and promotional skills raised the zoo’s profile in the community during his tenure from 1987 until 1992, and he impressed upon the business leaders and elected officials the importance of supporting it. Under his leadership, the zoo added many new departments and gained

Lisa New and Ted Beattie

national recognition for its conservation work. “Ted laid the foundation for Zoo Knoxville to become a modern and forward-thinking zoo,” said Lisa New, President and CEO of Zoo Knoxville President. “What he put in motion 30 years ago was the zoo’s evolution into a conservation organization working to save animals from extinction on an international level.” “Ted Beattie inspired the community to share his vision of what our zoo could be,” said Jim Haslam. “He set high goals, saying we should be a great zoo doing extraordinary things. Today our remarkable zoo has achieved his vision.” Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit entity situated

Jim Haslam, Ted Beattie, and Natalie Haslam

on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and wellbeing, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently the zoo is open from 10 am to 4 pm daily. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information, visit www. zooknoxville.org. Februar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE




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The Voice of the Moody Blues


February 26 at 8 pm •Bijou Theatre


most recognizable voices in rock, Justin Hayward will be performing solo hits, as well of a collection of his songs with the Moody Blues, 2018 inductees to the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In the past year, The Moody Blues released “Days of Future Passed Live” and an expanded 50th anniversary edition of “In Search of the Lost Chord,” both through Eagle Rock. “I’m always so thrilled to have the opportunity to tour, particularly at this time in my career when no one knows what the future holds,” said Hayward. “I’m bringing my songwriting guitars from home on the road with me, so the gigs will have the feel and sound of my music room along with the vibe I was feeling as I wrote the songs. I look forward to singing and playing new songs and old songs, particularly Forever Autumn, which I only get to perform in my solo show, and also to tell the real stories behind all the songs and the events that surrounded them at the time. “It’s a joy to share a stage with such wonderful young and inspiring talents as Mike Dawes, one of a new generation of brilliant young guitar masters and worth the price of admission alone, and Julie Ragins, a truly exceptional musician and singer. She and I have shared stages all over the world for many years, loving the music we play, both with the Moody Blues and solo. I look forward to seeing you on the road!”

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a surprise? You could be in a higher tax bracket when you are retired and reach age 70 than when you are working at age 60. On the face of it, it seems counterintuitive, since surely you would have less income Yvonne Marsh, in retirement. But for retirees who CFP®, CPA have built a nice nest egg in their taxdeferred retirement plans, the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) dictated by the IRS at age 70 1/2 can create enough taxable income to push them into a higher tax bracket – and create a Medicare premium surcharge to boot. Tax planning can save the day! The window of time between retirement and age 701/2 is a golden opportunity to convert a portion of your taxable retirement accounts into tax-free Roth IRAs. Your taxable income may drop a significant amount in the year after you retire, especially if you defer Social Security and delay withdrawals from your taxable retirement accounts. Structured correctly, you may be in the 12% or 22% bracket and may even be in the 0% capital gains bracket for some period, too. Yes, you’ll owe tax on the dollar amount you convert to Roth IRAs, but by measuring how much you can convert and still stay in the lower brackets, you pay less tax to create this forever tax-free asset. Once you’ve held the Roth for five years, you can withdraw money tax-free (and it’s not counted in the Medicare surcharge calculation, either). Or just leave the account to grow, since Roths are not subject to RMD withdrawal requirements. Plan ahead for this strategy, because you’ll need a combination of cash and brokerage accounts for lowtax cash flow to live on while you’re using your low tax bracket years for taxable Roth conversions. Remember, even if you do need to sell appreciated stocks or mutual funds, you may owe no (or minimal) capital gains tax in these lower brackets. Even if you didn’t need another reason to act, I’ll still give you one: Taxes are on sale under our new tax code! Through 2025, tax rates are probably the lowest of your lifetime. A multi-year Roth IRA conversion strategy is complicated, so don’t go it alone. Give us a call to arrange a complimentary meeting.

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Fashions of the Gilded Age

Recreated by Oscar-winning Designer Highlight Biltmore’s New Exhibition

A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age opens February 8th

Detail of a 1903-era gown belonging to Edith Vanderbilt alongside of the archival photograph that inspired it.


F A S H I O N S worn by the Vanderbilts recreated by Oscarwinning designer, John Bright, will fill the grand rooms of Biltmore House when Biltmore’s newest exhibition, A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age, opens February 8 and runs through May 27. In collaboration with Biltmore curators, Bright and his team at Cosprop, London meticulously recreated fashions favored by the Vanderbilts and their guests at turn-of-the-century celebrations known as house parties. Throughout his career, Bright has received 12 Academy Award nominations and a win for Best Costume Design in 1985 for the Merchant Ivory adaption of “A Room with a View.” The film starred Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Daniel Day-Lewis. An Immersive Experience “This exhibition is unlike any we’ve ever done before,” said Leslie Klingner, Biltmore’s curator of interpretation. “You will get a sense of what life was truly like at Biltmore.” That sense of the Gilded-Age era is enhanced by a new Premium Audio Guided Tour. This component of the exhibition combines innovative 360 degree sound techniques with stories told from the perspectives of those who lived and worked at Biltmore in the early 1900s. This creates a unique, immersive audio-visual experience for guests. Klingner and Ellen Rickman, Biltmore’s director of museum services, traveled between London and Asheville during the course of two years to work with Bright to recreate the Vanderbilt wardrobe, researching fashion magazines of the era and studying archival photography and portraits from Biltmore’s collection in great detail in order to create the designs found in the exhibition. “To bring these photographs that have been in black and white for more than a century 28


This colorized version of a photograph from the Vanderbilt archives depicts afternoon tea on the Loggia of Biltmore House with the Vanderbilts, May 1903. (L to R) Edith Vanderbilt, Mademoiselle Rambaud (Edith Vanderbilt’s former chaperone), Lila Vanderbilt Webb (George Vanderbilt’s sister), Mary Webb (Lila Webb’s sister in law), Isabella Stewart Gardner, William Blodgett II, and George Vanderbilt.

into vivid, living color representations has been incredible,” said Klingner. Among the artwork, tapestries, and antiques in Biltmore House and the Vanderbilt collection, there are few pieces of clothing from the Gilded Age-era. Clothing tends to deteriorate through the years. “This exhibition is like we’re replacing a piece of the collection that was missing,” said Dini Cecil Pickering, great-granddaughter of George Vanderbilt who was Biltmore’s founder. Biltmore and Bright This is not the first time Biltmore and Bright have teamed up. The collaboration dates back to when the estate began making plans to display a selection of costumes Bright created for the wildly popular PBS series “Downton Abbey.” Biltmore hosted the premiere showing of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times in 2015. The exhibition then traveled to several U.S. cities. A Vanderbilt House Party is included in Biltmore daytime admission. The new Premium Audio Guided Tour is free only with online ticket purchases at www.biltmore. com or can be purchased at Biltmore for an additional fee. Guests visiting the estate may also tour the estate’s gardens, explore hiking and biking trails, dine at one of seven restaurants, and spend time at Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Winery offers complimentary tastings from among more than 20 of Biltmore’s handcrafted award-winning varieties.

John Bright, Academy Awardwinning costume designer.

Bright works on a recreated dress with Leslie Klingner, Biltmore’s Curator of Interpretation.

Collection of photographs from the Vanderbilt archives that Bright used as an inspiration to design and recreate clothing for the exhibition.

Additionally, Biltmore’s winemaker has created a special red dessert wine, Mariporta, for the new exhibition. Stay Over, Just Like a Gilded Ageera Guest of the Vanderbilts Just as the Vanderbilts’ guests did, guests today may extend their visit with an overnight stay at one of Biltmore’s lodging properties. Both The Inn on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate are offering A Vanderbilt House Party packages throughout the exhibition’s run. For information about visiting Biltmore, call 800-411-3812 or visit www.biltmore.com. Photos courtesy of The Biltmore Company

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owner and master floral designer, Jack Wilson, has two great ways for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day all during the month of February. First, visit the shop and discover fresh cut flowers, florals, women’s apparel, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor, and gifts galore that are perfect for just about every occasion. Secondly, visit the all-new Upstairs at the Mansion restaurant, now called Kelly D’s Upstairs at the Mansion after Kelly Raper Dalton, our new Executive Chef. Kelly, a lifelong resident of Monroe County, discovered her love for the culinary arts at an early age, spending many hours in the family kitchen with her mom, Pat, who was an excellent cook. Kelly’s actual career as a chef started soon after she catered a large wedding for a family member. Self-taught, Kelly’s experiences have consisted mainly of catering weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and special events, in addition to restaurant management. Kelly’s other hobbies include singing, horseback riding, and bowling. Kelly’s dream, which has been to own a tea room style restaurant with a southern flare, will be realized in February when Jack leases Kelly D’s Upstairs at the Mansion, (formerly Upstairs at the Mansion). Kelly D’s Upstairs at the Mansion will open for business on Monday, February 4, after her Grand Opening on Saturday, February 2. Kelly D’s Upstairs at the Mansion Grand Opening on Saturday, February 2, from 2 to 5 pm will feature samples of many of the featured menu entrees Kelly will offer, including homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis, and teas – all served with a southern flair. Her other specialties include chicken salad, pimento cheese, and homemade dumplings. Kelly also promises you that you will fall in love with each one of her homemade pies and desserts. Kelly D’s will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11-3 beginning Monday, February 4. Kelly D’s will be closed Tuesdays and Saturdays initially, with the possibility of being open on Saturdays in the future. Kelly looks forward to meeting each of you, as well as exceeding your culinary expectations.

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OAK RIDGE Civic Music Association – home of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Music Series – continues its 74th season, Distinctly Oak Ridge, with concerts and events from February through April. “Oak Ridge and Oak Ridgers are unique, and ORCMA’s concerts must meet a standard of excellence and innovation for both long-time listeners and new listeners,” said Dan Allcott, Music Director. Allcott’s Cumberland Piano Trio performs February 9 at 7:30 pm at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church and will introduce the audience to innovative carbon fiber string instruments. “The term ‘innovative’ is often used too loosely, but as we learn more and more about the demand for carbon fiber musical instruments, we begin to understand how truly innovative they are,” said Lisa Muci Eckhoff, Executive Director. “Anyone with a love of science, music, and the environment will be fascinated by this concert. We’re thrilled to feature instruments provided by Oak Ridgebased company, Pulcir Music, and to host Amit Naskar, Senior Researcher and Leader of the Carbon & Composites Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who will join the musicians in the pre-concert talk at 7 pm.” The trio will perform music by Dmitri Shostakovich, David Baker, and Antonín Dvořák. Adult general admission to the concert is $25. Carbon Fiber Pairings is a student-friendly pre-concert dinner with taco bar and “carbon”-ated beverages, and attendees will have the opportunity to touch and “try” the carbon fiber instruments from 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Adults are $20, and youth 18 and under attend all activities free. You can sponsor a student for $10. On February 16, the all-day music festival from Rock to Bach returns. Held at the Oak 32


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Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, this fun, fundraising event treats attendees to multiple genres of live music performed on two stages throughout the day. “Doors open at 10 am, and Kelle Jolly kicks off the morning performances at 10:30,” said Lois McKeever, ORCMA volunteer and event planner. “Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase onsite, and a silent auction runs from 10:30 am to 6 pm. All proceeds support the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.” Adult tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. A family ticket is available for $30. Children 5-18 years are $5, and children under five years attend free. Call 865-4835569 by February 14th to RSVP for the $50 catered Celebration Dinner with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment by Indus Tennessee. “The Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble is a group we’ve wanted to present in Oak Ridge for quite some time,” said Bill Schwenterly, Chairperson of the Chamber Music Series, unique to the Greater East Tennessee region. “The five-member ensemble will wow listeners with spice and variety and will share insights into the history of Klezmer music and its instrumentation during the 7 pm pre-concert talk and throughout the performance.” The ensemble performs on March 16 at 7:30 pm at Pollard Auditorium. “Something new is always being created in Oak Ridge, and the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus capture this spirit with a regional premier of Lucas Richman’s Symphony, This Will Be Our Reply, on March 30 at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center,” said Allcott. The piece is “a call to heal the world” and is based on Leonard Bernstein’s speech “An Artist’s Response to Violence.” It will be sung in Hebrew. Anyone interested in joining the Oak Ridge Chorus is invited to contact

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the ORCMA office at 865-483-5569 or via email at office@orcma.org. All are welcome. Eroica, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, will conclude this thought-provoking program. Music Director Dan Allcott will speak about the concert on Monday, March 25, at 4 pm. Contact the ORICL office at 865-481-8222 for more information. Watch for details on a concert-themed event prior to the concert. The Oak Ridge Chorus presents its final concert of the season, Bach to Broadway, on April 13 at 7:30 pm at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Two intermissions, wine, and hors d’oeuvres complement the silent auction, with proceeds benefiting ORCMA. Adult tickets are $15. “Always an enjoyable evening, the chorus will delight you with Jesu, meine Freude, and then Broadway tunes,” said Jaclyn Johnson, Chorus Director. “This concert clearly shows the versatility of our volunteer Oak Ridge Chorus!” Allcott rounds out the 2018–2019 season with Chamber Delights & Dances, featuring Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Karen Kartal and Principal Oboist Ayca Yayman in solo spotlights. The delightful concert on April 27 at 7:30 pm at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge concludes with a year-end reception with the musicians. The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association gratefully acknowledges its audience members, volunteers, advertisers, venues, contributors, and sponsors. ORCMA is a participant in the Penny4Arts initiative, enabling youth 18 and under to attend all ORCMA concerts for free during the 2018– 2019 season. Unless stated otherwise, adult concert admission is $25. For more information and tickets, call 865-483-5569, email office@orcma.org, or visit www. ORCMA.org.




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Playhouse Tour, presented by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, brings another delightful children’s book to life with expanded dates and new locations in 2019. Audiences will enjoy the theatrical adaptation of “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon,” which delivers a positive, antibullying message. When Molly Lou Melon starts a new school, Ronald Durkin, the school bully, makes fun of her on her very first day. He mocks her teeth, clumsiness, and small frame. With advice from her grandmother, Molly Lou shows Ronald her perceived flaws are really her talents. Molly Lou is an example of overcoming obstacles and self-acceptance. “The anti-bullying message in this book is

so important in today’s world,” said Natacha Hylton, Dollywood Entertainment Manager. “We all felt like this was a great time to expand the tour, especially with the subject matter of the selected book.” The 2019 expanded tour is made up of two actors and a stage manager. Stops at familiar children’s venues in Middle and East Tennessee, along with new areas including Memphis, as well as Arkansas, South Carolina, and Ontario, Canada, are scheduled for the tour. “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon” is written by Patty Lovell, with illustrations by David Catrow. The stage adaptation of the story is engineered by long-time Playhouse director, Brian Hull. The cast features Melissa Lawler

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What Builds Character in a Home?

Jenny Blalock



HANCES ARE you’d answer that

question by rattling off characteristics like hardwood floors, deep baseboards, and cheerful front porches, but those are just a small part of the total equation. They can’t imbue a house with character any more than Prada shoes can make a boorish person elegant. “Character is more of an overall feeling produced by a house – a combination of emotional and physiological responses to the surroundings,” said designer/builder Jenny Blalock. In short, it’s what makes a house feel like home. “We know what home feels like, but we don’t always know why, because most people can’t define the source of that feeling,” said Jenny. “They don’t know what to ask for when they’re designing a new home or renovating an existing one, and too often they’re disappointed with the results. In actuality, our response to a house is triggered by the way its designer shaped space, light, and order. We respond positively to certain features, such as spaces that are sheltered and repeated elements like shapes or colors, because our brains are wired to do so.” The designers of many older homes incorporated those elements into their designs, which is why we tend to think of older homes as having character. Nevertheless, Jenny doesn’t equate character with just age or style. Rather, she assists homeowners to incorporate and blend these characteristics into their own unique designs in order to create the feelings of comfort and belonging for their family members and guests. “Unfortunately, many newer homes miss that mark,” said Jenny. “They just don’t have any soul to them.” Homes became houses and started to lose their uniqueness and character when mass production reached the housing industry. Time became money, so easy-to-build rectangles and squares became the norm. Gone were elements like hand-crafted doors and cabinetry, generous use of windows, and interesting nooks. Jenny believes that natural materials like reclaimed wood and stone give a house an authenticity that look-alikes can’t match. “They have their own life, and you sense them,” she said. “They can transform the ordinary into extraordinary.” Jenny’s specialty is helping you make your dream home a reality. “Every custom built home should be a reflection of the unique needs of the family that will live there,” she said. “As families grow, they

care more about function than form. They want a home that meets their needs and lifestyle.” Jenny is there with you during each step of the process to help you refine your options that meet both your budget and your individual needs. “Your home is an investment in your

future and your family’s lifestyle, so you want it to meet your unique needs today, as well as 20 years from now,” she said. Luxe Homes & Design is there to simplify that process and to help you create a home that transforms your dream home into reality. Contact Luxe Homes & Design today for a free, no obligation consultation for your new dream home.

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Storage Wars: Don’t Live It in Your House


H I L E Y O U M A Y enjoy watching the TV show Storage Wars, it’s definitely not fun to be living a storage war! Living in your own storage war at home means you’re constantly battling for space and organization to store things, especially in your closets. Piles of shoes on the floor, shirts and sweaters thrown chaotically on a shelf, and a jumbled mess of scarves and belts on a spare hanger. And of course we all have clothes stuffed in our closet we don’t wear – we’re just hoping that someday we can fit into them again! Here are a few practical tips on being more organized and sharing a closet space with your spouse: Her Side vs. His Side Sharing a master closet is nearly impossible when a couple’s clothes are mixed together. It’s often confusing and definitely frustrating as you struggle to find your clothes. And yes, typically women need more space for their clothing and accessories. Women have tall boots, ankle-high boots, longer dresses, knee-length dresses, and purses. All these items need dedicated space in the closet. Many couples create a visual “dividing line” in their closet to clearly indicate who has what side, such as a double set of drawers in the middle if you’re sharing the space fifty-fifty, or the woman gets an

additional wall for hanging items. Avoid the Back-and-Forth Routine to the Bedroom Having drawers in your closet for socks, underwear, jewelry, and other items means you don’t have to go back and forth from the closet to the bedroom dresser. This saves you valuable time getting dressed, and you don’t wake up your spouse if he/she gets up later in the morning. New houses now have larger master closets to accommodate space for drawers. Use Vertical Storage Space If you have ceilings nine feet or higher, taking advantage of vertical storage is important. Even small closets designed with taller cabinets will provide big storage. For many older homes with lower ceilings, the standard height of the top shelf is often at just over seven feet. Today’s new homes have ceilings that are nine feet or higher. Stay on Your Side of the Closet Respecting one another’s space and belongings is key to maintaining shared closet harmony. Make an effort to keep your area of the closet tidy, and don’t let your collection of workout clothes or jeans overflow into your partner’s area. No mater the size of your closet or budget, call Tailored Living of Knoxville to give you a design that maximizes your storage space and budget!

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Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville Welcomes New Executive Director



kicked off the new year with a new face in the workshop! Mick Reed officially started his role as the new Executive Director on January 2, 2019. He brings with him a rich background of education and experience that will help RAF Knoxville bloom this year and in the years to come. Prior to joining Random Acts of Flowers, Mick was an Account Executive at WATE TV/WATE.com, and before that, he had a career in banking working for both large and small banks and credit unions here in Knoxville. In addition, Mick has been active in various non-profit organizations as a volunteer, board member, and board officer. “I am honored to be able to work with the hardworking staff and the great team of dedicated volunteers here at Random Acts of Flowers to further our mission,” said Mick. “I know that delivering moments of kindness through repurposed flowers really does have an impact on recipients’ outlook, optimism, and mental health, and I am glad to be part of that.” One of lasting impressions Mick took from his initial meetings with RAF founder and CEO, Larsen Jay, was Larsen telling him that giving flowers to people in a trying situation transcends all demographics. And, he 46


Random Acts of Flowers volunteer delivering a smile! Mick Reed, the new Executive Director at Random Acts of Flowers.

has now seen this firsthand. “On my first trip out to deliver flowers, I noticed that no matter the person, their reaction was always the same – a big smile!” said Mick. As we start a new year and will soon be heading into the blossom of spring, Mick asks for your support. “Please consider supporting Random Acts of Flowers by volunteering or donating to our efforts,” he said. “You can help us deliver real moments of kindness and connection to those

in our community that most need them!” Donations can be made online at www. knoxville.randomactsofflowers.org, and donated items can be dropped off at the Random Acts of Flowers facility, located at 3500 Workman Road, Suite 101B in Knoxville. Please call 865-633-9082 with any questions regarding donations and tax receipts.




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The sun is lower on the horizon, and the temperatures have dropped. Most outdoor activities have moved indoors, warm weather clothing has been put away, and our furnaces are replacing the warm air that Mother Nature was providing free of charge just a few short months ago. But is that sunshine that you welcome into your home on these cold winter days really as welcomed as you might imagine? Because the winter’s UV rays from the sun can damage your home’s furniture, draperies, carpets, and wood floors, it’s a good idea to protect your home’s interior, not to mention eliminating that annoying and blinding glare from the sun coming through your windows and glass doors, reflecting off a nearby lake, pool, or patio. Like sunglasses for your windows, Retractable Sunshades from Screens of East Tennessee can enhance your view of the out-of-doors by filtering the sun while reducing annoying and unwanted glare. Exterior mounted Retractable Sunshades provide a clean look from inside your home without affecting your interior window treatments and operate with your windows whether they are opened or closed. You can maintain your views from your living room and kitchen or opt for a complete “black out” effect in a media room. A variety of fabric types and styles can filter as much or as little light as you desire, and we offer a wide selection of options to match or complement your home’s décor and color scheme. Unlike permanent shade products, Retractable Sunshades are there only when you need them and retracted out of sight when you don’t. Usually operated by wireless remote control, motorized shades can be raised and lowered simply and easily to suit your individual needs. They also have the added feature of being operated automatically by an adjustable sun sensor or can be incorporated into many home automation control systems. Many homeowners already use Retractable Sunshades to prevent passive heat gain in the summer months by preventing the sun’s rays from reaching windows, doors, and patios, and they are a great way to keep your home cooler and more comfortable while reducing energy costs. Retractable Sunshades also offer UV protection, which can protect your home’s interior and furnishings all year-round. Whether preventing the glaring winter sun or protecting your home from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, now is a great time to call Screens of East Tennessee to receive your no-cost, no-obligation consultation and estimate for Retractable Sunshades for your home.

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installed roll-out shelving and organizers, pantry storage systems, and LED lighting installation, tasks are made simpler and safer with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage of storage space – a place for everything and everything in its’ place! Our clients are so pleased with the results that they say, “We should have done this years ago!” As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath design consultants, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and install solutions tailored to your needs, offering you a true turnkey experience. What our customers are saying about Shelf Help: “Best improvement we’ve made to our home – hands down.” – Judy F., Tellico Village

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February in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


S I AM writing

this, the temperature is 68 degrees. My Lenten roses are starting to bloom, and my bulbs are up. My roses have never gone dormant so that I can prune them, and there is new growth on several of my shrubs. The warm temperatures have made the month more pleasant for humans, but it is dangerous for our plants! When it gets colder, and it will, all this new growth will be vulnerable to frost/freeze damage. In addition to the warmth, we have also had an overabundance of rainfall. This can cause problems with larger trees, especially those that were damaged by the drought a few years ago. Rootballs actually shrink when the water is so readily available, so spring storms can easily topple them. Even smaller trees and shrubs may start to lean or may even lean right over to the ground! What I am telling you is that you may

be doing some damage control this spring. Keep a watchful eye on your lawn and garden so that you are prepared. February is typically pretty miserable, but we really have no idea what Mother Nature has in store for us this year. With that in mind, here are the gardening tasks you can take on this month when we have a pretty day or two: » Do your walkaround, keeping an eye out for damage already showing. If necessary, make a note to call an arborist. Then make notes on projects that you can take on to beautify (or simplify) your yard. What needs to be pruned, moved, or removed? What needs to be divided? Are there areas that simply need to be re-done from the ground up? Visualize what you would like to see this spring, and start taking steps to make it happen. » I guarantee that weeds are sprouting







unless you are a faithful pre-emergent applicator. Keep on top of your weeding, or you will be sorry! It is critical that you identify marauders amongst your plants before they take over. Hackberry trees, privet, wild grapes, wild honeysuckle, and other weeds will camouflage themselves in your shrubs, so be vigilant against them. Pull or spray them regularly. By the way, the only way I have found to kill privet is to cut it back and paint the stump with Roundup concentrate. That stuff is the cockroach of the garden! » How is your mulch layer? If it is less than 3” deep, you may want to apply a fresh layer to help keep the soil temperature stable. This will prevent “heaving” of perennials and will protect some of those bulbs that are emerging so early. » Yes, you can prune summer bloomers. Writing this always makes me sigh, because I know what some of you are going to do. Please, please, please educate yourselves before you start! “Because this is the way I have always done it” and “because this is how my neighbor does it” is no excuse for butchery! Google pruning techniques or stop by and let us show you how to do it before you start whacking. Also, remember not to prune spring bloomers or you will have no bloomers! » If vegetable beds or new planting beds are in your plans, this is a great time to get them ready. Clear off the area and add compost to build in nutrients. Remember that you should not plant vegetables in the same place that you planted them last year, so plan for your crop rotation. If you are planning a vegetable bed for the first time, make sure that it will get a minimum of six hours of sunlight. If you have questions, please give us a call. » You can start cold weather veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage in cold frames and direct seed greens, lettuce, peas, radishes, and onion sets in the garden toward the end of the month. » You can also plant trees and shrubs if needed. The ground is certainly soft enough to dig! » Pansies will help make gloomy winter days more colorful if added now. You can also force stems of forsythia, quince, and pussy willow inside to brighten up your day. » Don’t forget about the birds! Keep feeders and birdbaths clean and full. When the weather gets cold, a birdbath heater will be deeply appreciated by thirsty birds. I know that many of you are going to have problems and questions in the upcoming weeks, so please feel free to call, email, or stop by to see us. We want to help you be happy with your landscape!

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Camellia B Y S U S A N H A M I LTO N , D I R EC TO R O F T H E U T G A R D E N S



prized for its showy flowers in the South’s winter landscape and its glossy evergreen leaves that stay a deep, shiny green all year. These woody plants, which can be rounded shrubs or rangy 20-foot trees, are native to Asia. When they first started gaining in popularity in America in the 1800s, they were thought of as hothouse bloomers or the darlings of the Southern garden, because the Japanese camellia (Camellia japonica) is only cold hardy to about 10 degrees. After decades of breeding with species from South Korea and Japan, hardier varieties are making their way north, and there are plenty of camellias that perform reliably well in Tennessee. Blooms can be as large as five inches across with yellow centers or full in the center with rounded overlapping petals, much like a rose. More than 30,000 cultivars of camellia have been named and introduced according to the American Camellia Society. Depending upon selection, they can vary from blooming in the fall, winter, or spring. Plants are rated as being early flowering (prior to January 1st), mid-season flowering (January through February), and late flowering (March or later). Keep in mind that bloom time can vary depending on environmental factors in your landscape such as sun, soil condition, and water. Once in bloom, flowers can last for a period of four to six weeks, but a hard freeze can burn the blooms, thus shortening their show. Bloom colors include shades of pink, red, lavender, white, and even multi-colored. Selections can also vary in size, growing to a height of 10 feet to 15 feet tall with a spread between six feet to 10 feet wide. Camellia likes an acidic soil (a soil pH below 7.0) with plenty of moisture, and good to excellent drainage is essential. Water as needed in the summer and in times of drought. Camellia will benefit from being fertilized in the spring with a fertilizer labeled for acid-loving shrubs. It thrives in a partialshade location or a location with morning sun and afternoon shade, and it makes a good, large specimen plant. It can also be used in mixed screens in the garden. Only if needed, prune camellia within two months after it has finished blooming since next year’s flower buds will soon begin to develop. Camellias of old were famous for their lack of winter hardiness (to just USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 7-9 or 0 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit), but the group known as the Ackerman Hybrids buck that trend. William L. Ackerman with the USDA (now retired) bred a series of interspecific crosses between C. oleifera and C. sasanqua, C. hiemalis, or C. vernalis selections. Many, not all, are 54


identified as the winter series, because they bloom in the fall into very early winter. Being reliably hardy as far north as USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6 (-10 to 0 degrees), this group is better equipped to handle the cold. Petals are shed individually when bloom is completed, eliminating the tiresome task of dead-heading for the gardener. I recommend having not just one camellia in your garden, but a couple that are known to flower at different times during the fall through spring seasons. This way you can enjoy having a bit of “flower power” in your landscape when it is least expected! Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t t h e

International Camellia Society online at www.camellia-ics.org or the American Camellia Society at www.camellias-acs.com. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg. Photo by S. Hamilton, courtesy UTIA

Here’s a Valentine’s Gift the Entire Family Can Enjoy


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A House Tells a Story of Knoxville and Its People F

OR CERTAIN, the Fort Sanders

neighborhood is a historical jewel. It takes its name from the fort renamed in honor of General William P. Sanders and the pivotal Civil War battle that took place there in 1863. As the area developed into a prominent residential district, the people who called it home played significant roles in Knoxville history. It was about 20 years after the Battle of Fort Sanders that the area began developing with residences. Home sites sprang out of what was once two large parcels of land. One parcel, known as “White’s Addition,” was the estate of one of the sons of Knoxville founder James White. It began at the Tennessee River and extended north to Laurel Avenue. The second parcel, the area north of Laurel Street along Highland, Forest, and Grand Avenues, was known as “Ramsey’s Addition.” While White’s Addition became a prominent upperclass neighborhood, Ramsey’s Addition was popular with working classes. Scores of prominent merchants, professionals, civic leaders, and professors, as well as many hardworking laborers and public servants, would call Fort Sanders home. Author James Agee spent his early childhood in the Fort Sanders neighborhood. Around 1900, a Queen Ann style cottage was built at 1804 Highland Avenue. Its first inhabitant was Reverend Isaac Van Dewater. Following Rev. Dewater’s departure, the home became a revolving door of inhabitants. Between 1901 and 1915, it was home to a clerk, a foreman at the Knoxville Woolen Mill, a locomotive engineer, a superintendent, a marble company engineer, and an employee at the L&N Railroad. 56


From 1915 until 1920, it was home to Edger T. Keisling and his family. Keisling joined the Knoxville Police department in May 1916 and retired in 1942 after 26 years of service. He rose to the rank of captain and is best known for his raids of illegal liquor establishments during the 1920s. After Mr. Keisling, Johnathan H. Mauney moved in. Mauney was the first superintendent of Fort Sanders Hospital and would remain so until his death in 1938. Originally a native of Murray, North Carolina, Mauney moved to Knoxville in 1913 as a railroad construction foreman and later worked as a cashier for Knoxville General Hospital and Lincoln Memorial Hospital before moving into management at the latter. He accepted the position as superintendent of Fort Sanders Hospital when it was opened in 1919. Mauney was an amateur archeologist, member of Church Street Methodist Episcopal Church South, the Optimists Club, and the Masonic Order. Mr. Mauney left the house in 1922 and was replaced by James French, a foreman with Gibson Construction Company. In 1926, Joseph M. Lobetti, a native of Turin, Italy,

moved in. Lobetti immigrated to the United States in 1902 and married Coal Creek native Minnie Demarcus in 1908. Lobetti become a citizen of the United States in 1928 and was the building manager for both The General Building on Market Street and the Holston Bank Building on Gay Street. In 1929, William M. Edwards, an accountant with L&N Railroad, was a new resident, and he stayed until 1931. His presence was followed by a salesman, a truck driver, and a Knoxville High School teacher. The story goes on for decades, with the last residents being University of Tennessee students before Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center purchased the property to expand a neighboring parking garage. In 2018, the Medical Center partnered with Knox Heritage and the City of Knoxville’s Preservation Fund to move the structure across the street. Today the home has a new address, 1815 Highland Avenue. Knox Heritage will restore and renovate the house so it can continue to tell the story of the Fort Sanders neighborhood and the City of Knoxville.

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T’S OFTEN BEEN said that behind

every great man is a great woman. This is literally the case with Carlos Santana with his wife of eight years, Cindy BlackmanSantana. Cindy is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s touring and studio drummers. Astute music fans will know Cindy as a phenomenal musician who stands quite well on her own. Having cut her musical teeth on hard-core jazz, she has played with a long list of jazz artists, including Sam Rivers, Angela Bofill, and Sonny Simmons. She’s also quite the rock drummer, first hitting it big as Lenny Kravitz’s drummer and performing on his huge 1993 hit “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” She’s pretty much played with him ever since. Her work as a rock drummer invaded her personal life when, in December 2010, she married Carlos Santana. The marriage is rocking along beautifully both personally and musically. I recently caught up with Cindy to chat about the new CDs and life with Carlos. At the beginning of my chat with Cindy, I congratulated her on her recent wedding anniversary and asked her if it has been anything at all like she envisioned it eight years ago. “Um, no, it’s not. Ha! Ha! It’s not in some ways, and in other ways, it’s gloriously like I envisioned it. I really like monogamy, because I love growing with a person. I’ve always been that way my whole life. I like that. I like seeing the growth of a person – doing things together, growing with somebody. We’ve certainly done a lot of that. It’s a beautiful thing, because we still have our freshness. We still have playfulness, and we still have fun.” About the new CDs coming out, Cindy said: “He’s got a great CD coming out called Africa Speaks, and it’s with the Santana band



plus this incredible singer who Carlos came across by the name of Buika (pronounced BWEE-kah), and she’s SO amazing! This music, as the title would suggest, is based off of a lot of music that Carlos heard that is from Africa – with some different kinds of African rhythms, but also with music that comes from Africa that was initially influenced by American music. American music – or classical music, which is jazz – comes in part from African music. We took the rhythms of Africa, and we took the harmonies of Europe and developed on both of those things and expounded on both of those things and created jazz music, which is what I call American classical music or American CLASSIC music. Carlos heard all those things and took them and did something else with them. It’s a nice back and forth influence, if you will, for what we come up with for this record. It’s really incredible. “That record is coming out. Prior to that, my record will be released. I’m really, really proud of the music that we’re doing. I recorded a lot of music with some musicians. There’s SO MUCH music at this point that I have basically two sides of the record. One is going to be, for the most part, instrumental. The second side is featuring my vocal debut. Those songs are more on a commercial/pop side, where the instrumental part is very

electric and kind of a jazz/rock/funk vibe. Both sides feature a guitar-heavy roster. “John McLaughlin is on one track on each side, so he’s on one instrumental and one vocal track. Carlos is on both sides. Vernon Reid is on the instrumental side, as is Kurt Hammet. So it’s really got those heavy hitters on guitar. “On the second side, with the main vocal things, they were produced by Narada Michael Walden, who is in his own right a great drummer, but he’s also a very great producer as well. Narada is very sweet! A very kind individual. Wonderful to work with.” How does Cindy want to be remembered, and what does she hope her legacy is? “I have a song on my new record called ‘Change Is in Your Hands.’ I believe that it’s a true title. I believe that we can all make change happen, and we’re all responsible for it happening or not happening. I want to be an instrument for change for the good; change for the better; change for the higher level of awareness; change for the higher level of everyone’s life circumstances. It’s not the ‘crabs in a barrel,’ and I know that that exists, especially in our society. But I don’t take on the energy of the crab in the barrel. I just take the energy of upgrading and uplifting. I’m not going to be the crab that’s going.” You can read the extended interview w i t h C i n d y a t w w w. b o o m e r o c i t y. com the learn latest about her at www. cindyblackmansantana.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.





is the perfect month to fall in love with recreational boating all over again. And the best place to rekindle your romance for the water is at Premier Watersports, conveniently located off I-75 at Watt Road. Premier Watersports is a family-owned watersports dealership that enjoys sharing its love for a lifetime of fun on the area’s abundant waterways with your family. Premier Watersports is also unique because one of its owners, Scott Mieloch, is a highly experienced and qualified marine service technician and service manager, in addition to being an entrepreneur. Because the entire team at Premier Watersports has earned a reputation for both honesty and integrity, you can be assured that you will discover an entirely new experience when searching for a new or quality pre-owned watercraft, superior service department, pro shop, or custom lighting and stereo installation. If you’re looking for a new boat for the upcoming season, look no further. Premier Watersports offers customers a large selection of the most popular watercraft available today, including Yamaha Sport Boats, Moomba and Supra Inboards, and Sylvan Pontoons. While at Premier Watersports, you’re also encouraged to check out their inventory of quality pre-owned boats. Visit their website at www.premierwatersports.net to view many of these pre-owned watercraft. Because this inventory changes almost daily, it is recommended that you visit Premier Watersports early and often. Cold temperatures this winter will make your next season on the water even more exciting, so why not get an early start on those maintenance related issues that you’ve been putting off and get a jump on spring? How about a custom stereo or lighting system? Or how about a new watercraft or quality pre-owned boat? The best place to begin your upcoming season of family fun on the water is with the team that shares your love of boating: The Premier Watersports team!

Premier Watersports

13137 El Camino Lane Knoxville, TN 37932 865.693.9949 www.premierwatersports.net info@premierwatersports.net M-F 8:30 am – 6 pm Sat 10 am – 5 pm

March 6 at 7:30 pm • Bijou Theatre



is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The new musical recreates our favorite moments from all 10 years of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music filled romp. Recommended for mature audiences.

For more information, visit www.knoxbijou.org. Februar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


FEBRUARY EVENTS THINGS TO DO • PL ACE S TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE February 1: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

February 7: James Taylor with special guest Bonnie Raitt at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:30 pm.

February 20 : Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Tour at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7 pm.

February 1 & 2: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. February 1 at 7:30 pm and February 2 at 1:30 pm.

February 9: Drew and Ellie Holcomb at the Bijou Theatre at 7 & 9:30 pm.

February 22: Winter Jam Tour Spectacular featuring Newsboys United at ThompsonBoling Arena at 7 pm.

February 1-3: Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show at the Knoxville Convention Center. February 1 & 2 from 10 am to 7 pm and February 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. February 1-3: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Tennessee Theatre. February 1 at 7:30 pm, February 2 at 2 & 7:30 pm, and February 3 at 1:30 pm. February 2: Run 4 Their Lives 5K Run/ Walk at the University of Tennessee Gardens from 10 am to noon.

Februar y 9 : Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Simply Sinatra at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm. February 9: Whose Live Anyway? with Chip Esten, Joel Murray, Greg Proops, and Jeff B. Davis at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. February 10: Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. February 10: Bethel Music: Victory Tour at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

February 2 : PBR Velocity Tour at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 pm.

February 11: Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

February 2: Yonder Mountain String Band with Handmade Moments at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 12: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Jazz is for Lovers with Jazzmeia Horn at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 4: Mighty Musical Monday with ACE Awards vocal finalists at the Tennessee Theatre at noon.

February 14: Valentine’s Day.

February 22 & 24 : Knoxville Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor at the Tennessee Theatre. February 22 at 7:30 pm and February 24 at 2:30 pm. February 23: Polar Plunge at the UT Aquatics Center at 10 am. A benefit for Special Olympics Tennessee athletes. February 23: Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 2 & 6 pm. February 23: Shinedown at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7 pm. February 23 & 24: GO! Contemporary Dance Works presents Jehanne… The Story of Joan of Arc at the Bijou Theatre. February 23 at 2 & 8 pm and February 24 at 2:30 pm. February 24 : Black History Month Celebration at the Farragut Museum at 1 pm.

February 5: Joe Jackson at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 14 & 15: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Timeless Romance: Swan Lake & More at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

February 6 : Young the Giant at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

February 15: Luke Combs at ThompsonBoling Arena at 7 pm.

February 27: Spafford at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 6: Fred Armisen: Comedy for Musicians But Everyone is Welcome at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 15 & 16: Erick Baker at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 28 : Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Very Young People’s Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 9:30 am.

February 7: DCappella at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. 60


February 18: Presidents’ Day. February 18: Christopher Cross at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

February 26: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues with Mike Dawes at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

February 28: George Winston at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.


New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on February 1 ARTS



Alliance is pleased to present three new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from February 1-22. A reception will take place on Friday, February 1, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

Pat Kumicich

Virginia Derryberry

National Juried Exhibition of 2019 in the Upper Galleries The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its 13th annual National Juried Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 43 artists throughout the United States. The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as photography, acrylic, pencil, fibers, oil, paper, and more. More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony on February 1 at 6 pm. Exhibiting artists include Pat Kumicich of Naples, FL; Alexander Diaz of Saint Augustine, FL; Todd Fife of Bowling Green, KY; Wesley Miller of Alcoa, TN; Carrie Pendergrass of Chattanooga, TN; Hannah Oakes of Jefferson City, TN; Shaun Whitson of Kingsport, TN; David Boruff, Raeus Jae Cannon, Elle Colquitt, Bill Cook, Jr., Denise Cumming, Virginia Derryberry, Judi Gaston, Michael Giles, Suzanne Jack, Chuck Jones, Anne Kinggard, Andreas Koschan, Roy McCullough, Kate McCullough, Clay Pardue, Hei Park, Annie Rochelle, Steven Escar

Smith, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Bill Timm, Marilyn Avery Turner, Mitchell Williamson, and Rodney Yardley of Knoxville, TN; LuAnne DeMeo and Susan B. Miller of Lenoir City, TN; Brooke Craig of Lookout Mountain, TN; Anna Ambrose and Martica Griffin of Nashville, TN; Seth Haverkamp of Norris, TN; Paula E. Campbell, Yvonne Dalschen, Dawn Hinesley Jones, and Herbert Rieth of Oak Ridge, TN; Kelsey Dillow of Sevierville, TN; Marty McConnaughey of Sharps Chapel, TN; and Hannah Rivers of Rose Hill, VA. Raymond Padron served as juror for the exhibition. Padron grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC. In 2005, after receiving his B.A. in Sculpture and Graphic Design from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, he moved south to the city of Chattanooga, TN. During his time in Chattanooga, he exhibited in both public sculpture exhibitions and gallery shows across the Southeast. In 2011, he received his M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has since returned to Chattanooga, where he now makes art, exhibits nationally, teaches art, and is co-founder of a collaborative design and fabrication studio called Range Projects. A Man Who Thought in Color: The Pat Roddy Collection in the Main Gallery & Atrium A benefit for the Arts & Heritage Fund The Arts & Culture Alliance presents more than 50 paintings created by and from the personal collection of James Patrick Roddy, III as a benefit for the Arts & Heritage Fund. The exhibition includes an additional reception, sale, and live auction on Saturday, February 23. Roddy graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga and attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He ran the Roddy Coca-Cola Bottling Company most of his life, and his family said that he always sketched while on the phone. After he retired in 1993, Roddy began painting and took part in exhibitions hosted by the Tennessee Watercolor Society and the South Carolina Watercolor Society. He loved his painting and used many

Pat Roddy

mediums, including watercolors and oils. The Roddy family has also donated artwork collected by Pat Roddy during his lifetime. This exhibition will include pieces created by Pat Roddy, as well as a selection of pieces from his personal collection. Sales from this exhibit benefit the Arts & Heritage Fund. Since 2012, the Arts & Heritage Fund has supported individual artists and made general operating support grants to qualified arts and culture non-profits in Knoxville, helping them make an even greater economic and educational impact on the community. As the only united arts fund in the country that grants out 100% of funds raised, the Arts & Heritage Fund has distributed more than $2.6 million to local artists and arts and culture organizations in its first seven years. Every penny of the artwork purchased from the Roddy Collection will go directly into grants to local artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations. This exhibition and benefit are made possible through the generosity of Joseph (Jim) Roddy, Patrick Roddy, John-David Roddy, and Kate Roddy Willis, the artist’s children, and Dorothy Roddy, the artist’s wife. To RSVP for the February 23 sale and auction, call 865-523-7543. Debbie Whelan: Dancing Pots and Whimsical Clocks in the Display Case This exhibition features a collection of whimsical porcelain clocks and functional dancing pots from local artist Debbie Whelan Debbie Whelan. All pieces are hand thrown of porcelain, as well as white and brown high-fire stoneware. Many pieces are altered after being thrown: Squished, pushed, darted, pinched, clay taken away, clay added. All glazes and slips are hand mixed and are created by altering recipes to achieve different colors and textures. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. About the Arts & Culture Alliance The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the City of Knoxville, and First Tennessee Foundation. Februar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


What You Can’t Miss in

Asheville in 2019 Photo courtesy of ExploreAsheville.com



expand in every direction across a vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain city. Food-centric hotels, James Beard chef news, yoga hikes, adventures in Biltmore’s backyard, and new ways to explore Asheville’s art, music, and theater scenes – here are some reasons why you should travel to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2019.

Photo courtesy of The Foundry Hotel

New Places to Stay

New Hotel Brings Life to Some of Asheville’s Oldest Buildings Asheville Foundry Hotel, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, recently opened in the city’s historical African-American business district known as “The Block.” The Eagle Street buildings were also once home to the foundry that forged the steel for Biltmore Estate and many other iconic Asheville buildings. The preservation-focused, luxury boutique hotel offers upscale amenities, including the Tesla Model X house car, available to take guests on chauffeured brewery visits, drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and day-trips to Biltmore. Hood Huggers International offers special tours for hotel guests, highlighting food and 62


entertainment central to The Block and local historic sites, including the YMI Cultural Center, opened in 1893 to provide social, cultural, and business opportunities for the African-American construction workers building Biltmore. With dishes like Braised Rabbit, Fried Catfish and Waffles, and Crispy Quail with Hot Water Cornbread, five-time James Beard semi-finalist Chef John Fleer’s newest venture, Benne on Eagle at the Foundry Hotel, will pay homage to its historic Eagle Street neighborhood and the often overlooked contributions of African-American cooks to Appalachian and Southern food. Chef de Cuisine Ashleigh Shanti, 28-year-old chef and certified sommelier who has worked at some of the world’s best restaurants, is joined in the kitchen by children and grandchildren of The Block’s former business owners.

Hotel Arras Brings Two Restaurants

Asheville’s famed Art Deco skyline will get a new icon and four-star luxury property when Hotel Arras opens this spring. In addition to a completely new Art Deco façade for Asheville’s tallest building, the 128-room hotel will offer an extensive food focus with two restaurants by local chef Peter Pollay. Bargello will be a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with hand-made pastas, ovenfired pizzas, and large-format meats meant to be shared like roasted rack of lamb and heritage pork shoulder. The second space, District 42, will be a more casual spot with outdoor seating, small bites, and handcrafted cocktails.

Photo courtesy of McKibbon Hospitality

Cultural Opportunities Expand

A Vanderbilt House Party, A Pottery Factory + New Downtown Museums, Theaters & Art Centers Biltmore guests will experience a neverbefore-seen perspective of the house through “A Vanderbilt House Party: The Gilded Age” costume exhibition February 9 through May 27. Oscar-winning costume designer, John Bright, has created reproductions of clothing worn by the Vanderbilts, their friends, family, and employees. A new audio-guided

The Center for Craft, located in downtown Asheville, expands this year with The National Craft Innovation Hub, including new galleries, lecture space, classrooms, and a co-working space.

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tour complements the exhibition with narration based on those who lived and worked in Biltmore House. East Fork, the pottery studio founded near Asheville in 2009 by Alex Matisse (greatgrandson of French painter Henri Matisse), has opened a new ceramics manufacturing facility in Biltmore Village that will increase their production capacity by 800% by 2020. The new facility bridges the gap between commerce and community engagement, where the public will be invited to interact with East Fork’s process, people, and culture through tours, community events, and classes.

Photo courtesy of ExploreAsheville.com

Photo courtesy of WNC Nature Center

Outdoor & Sports News

Photo courtesy of Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum re-opens this spring with a new, state-of-the-art building that features education facilities, an art library, a lecture and performance space, a new ArtPLAYce for families and children, and the addition of a rooftop sculpture terrace and cafe. The opening exhibition “Appalachia Now!” is a survey of contemporary art in Southern Appalachia, highlighting 50 emerging artists from the region. Diana Wortham Theatre has been transformed into The Wortham Center offering new experiences, including two new theaters for more intimate performances and a totally revamped entrance and courtyard. A museum illuminating the legend of iconoclastic Black Mountain College (19331957) has moved to the heart of downtown Asheville. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center re-opened along the greenery and Art Deco architecture of Pack Square Park. One of Asheville’s most beloved festivals gets a bricks and mortar location downtown when LEAF Global Arts Center opens late 2019, with educational experiences for guests rooted in music, art, community, and culture via a mini-theater and global immersion room using virtual reality, unique musical instruments, and a small stage for performances and interactive artist workstations.

Tennis Stars Return: The Fed Cup Tennis Tournament that brought Serena and Venus Williams to Asheville in 2018 returns in 2019 with a First Round tie competition between the USA and Australia. Fed Cup, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, brings a best-of-five match series to Asheville February 9-10. New Outdoor Adventures at Biltmore: Ride the remote trails and roads of America’s Largest Home via electric recumbent tricycle on the Outrider Tour, experience the thrill of a raptor flying to your hand with a new falconry offering, or fly fish from a kayak. Whitewater SUP: New for the 2019 season, Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours bring Asheville’s newest outdoor sports trend to visitors with Intro to Whitewater SUP classes, a two-day course (six hours total) that teaches skills like reading water, catching eddies, and river surfing. Also, new for 2019, Wai Mauna is set to offer half-day adventure trips to surrounding mountain communities like Lake Lure and Saluda. Yoga Hikes: Leading yoga, meditation, and hiking experiences in the mountains surrounding Asheville, Namaste in Nature offers public and private tours for folks wanting a deeper connection with the nature around them. All guided hikes include a waterfall or mountain summit view and meditation and yoga instruction for all skill levels.

New Family Fun

Triple the Chocolate: Just opened, the

new French Broad Chocolate Factory in the RAMP (River Arts Makers Place) Studios offers daily tours, a chocolate museum and a view of the sweet bean-to-bar treats being made. With this new location – also home to artists, Ginger’s Revenge (alcoholic ginger beer brewery), and Spicewalla (spice factory from Chef Meherwan Irani) – the beloved chocolatiers triple their production. Prehistoric Appalachian Pandas: The Western North Carolina Nature Center’s Prehistoric Appalachia Project comes to life with a new red panda exhibit. An ancient ancestor of the endangered animal, the Bristol’s Panda, was once prevalent in the region. The male and female pair go on display February 14. Also, check out the new entrance at the Nature Center, with new exhibits and an events plaza. Serafina and the Seven Stars: The fourth installment of local author Robert Beatty’s best-selling mystery-thriller series hits bookstores this summer. Serafina and the Seven Stars, focusing on the young fictional girl who protects Biltmore, has Serafina facing a dark and dangerous mystery to save her friend, Braeden Vanderbilt.

Music Scene

Hands-on Electronica: Opening downtown, the Moogseum will celebrate the life of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer that revolutionized almost every genre of music. The Moogseum opens April 1 with bays of synthesizers, Theremins, and effect pedals that allow people to explore the science behind electronic music, a Young Inventors Lab where children can create their own circuit board, exhibit space, and an archival center of rare documents and photos. New Album Unites Symphony + Grammy Award-winning Bluegrass: The Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers re-imagine their catalog with the Asheville Symphony and music scene giants. The new album, recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studios, includes arrangements by Jonathan Sacks, who has worked on many Disney films, and orchestra conductor Michael Bearden, who is currently the music director for Lady Gaga and has worked with Michael Jackson and Madonna. Green Book Site Gets New Life: A probable Asheville Green Book site, the Southside neighborhood’s landmark Rabbit’s Motel was opened in the 1940s and hosted legendary black celebrities like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Richard Pryor during segregation. Local chef Clarence Robinson plans to open a soul food restaurant at the space, also home to the forthcoming SoundSpace project (Asheville’s first fullfledged music practice facility) by Claude Coleman Jr. of the band Ween. For more information, visit www. ExploreAsheville.com. Februar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Technology Doesn’t Replace That Human Touch B Y TO M I R M E N


that improvements in technology can help businesses enhance the customer experience. But it’s unlikely that this technology by itself will ever replace that human touch. While technology can help improve the customer service experience delivered by humans, reliance on technology alone can result in the absence of that human experience that is the foundation of a meaningful, longlasting relationship. Unless you are in a generic marketplace where you are unable to successfully differentiate yourself and where low prices dominate, the absence of genuine customer relationships can severely impact your bottom line. Because technology is playing an everincreasing role in our daily lives, creating and maintaining genuine relationships are all the more important to your customers today. And the more you reach out to your customers on a personal level, the greater the trust and loyalty that results.



Because technology is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, creating and maintaining genuine relationships are all the more important to your customers today. Meaningful relationships help you better understand your customers and their competitive marketplaces. It also places you in a much better position to assist them in a way that will truly differentiate you from your competitors! And when competitive situations arise, as they inevitably do, your customers, whose loyalty you have earned,

will likely confide in you. Remember that the lack of human relationships in business makes you particularly vulnerable. I joked recently with a new client who, in his first email to me, asked me to call him personally. I asked him his age, suggesting that he was probably at least 50 years old. When he asked why, I explained that it has been my experience, as well as the experience of a great many of our clients, that a growing number of potentially new customers choose to conduct business exclusively via text or email. This is particularly true of many younger entrepreneurs. It seems that they have chosen to conduct their businesses in a generic world. While perhaps appearing efficient on the surface, just imagine how this generic environment deprives these same entrepreneurs of the very relationships that might have helped their businesses to prosper. Don’t ignore the power of the human touch, as genuine relationships will trump any advancements in technology.

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Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits SUCCESS

On January 12, 2009, our lives were turned upside down when Goody’s closed, where John was an IT manager. Living in a borrowed motor coach and with a contractor building our kennel, our income had just been cut in half. Worried was an understatement! Hearing of our misfortune, Tom from Everything Knoxville helped us to create a cost-effective, well-thought out marketing plan to help us secure potential clients for our new kennel. Everything Knoxville is not just magazines. Behind those publications is a great team of professionals, sharing their personal experiences, inspiring and promoting small businesses like ours. In 2014, Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits was recognized as a top boarding resort and grooming spa in the Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Award. God has truly blessed us! Thank you Everything Knoxville for your role in our success.

JeanAnn & John Carrigan Owners of Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits

2145 Beals Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.6325 www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com


Knoxville’s Experts in Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology


R . D O P P E L T and his staff at Southeastern Dermatology are dedicated to providing patients with customized and complete skincare tailored to their individual needs. Whether they are addressing a medical skin condition, enhancing the skin’s appearance with a cosmetic procedure, or planning for dermatologic surgery, the experienced team at Southeastern Dermatology provides only the highest quality care and treatment plans. Board certified dermatologist, Matthew Doppelt, possesses a core understanding of the skin’s structure, function, and the diseases that affect it. Dr. Doppelt and his nurse practitioner, Deborah Connaster, are the experts in diagnosing and treating medical skin conditions such as skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, hair loss, and more. These types of medical concerns can affect not only the patient’s health but also their appearance and self-esteem. Just as an annual physical is recommended by your general practitioner, scheduling a routine yearly skin exam is also recommended to maintain the health of your skin. Knowledge in the field of aesthetic medicine learned through specialized residency training and honed through years of clinical experience allows Dr. Doppelt to provide patients a comprehensive approach to aesthetic rejuvenation. He has trained with the world’s top physician injectors and regularly participates in physician-led workshops and courses that keep him up to date on the most advanced aesthetic techniques. He is also a top injector of premium aesthetic products like Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra, and other popular dermal fillers. Dr. Doppelt and his staff at Southeastern Dermatology are redefining the standards of aesthetic medicine through the use of advanced laser and light therapy treatments. These state-ofthe-art techniques address a variety of common cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, aging skin, tattoo removal, or body contouring, as well as medical therapies to treat precancerous lesions, acne, and rosacea. Being on the forefront of the most advanced laser technologies allows for the highest quality treatment experience with exceptional results for every patient. One of Southeastern Dermatology’s primary objectives is assuring that their patients feel they have been treated with excellent service. The award-winning practice has been designed to welcome patients into a calm, relaxing

atmosphere, where treatment is provided with a high level of expertise and proven techniques. Catering to the wants and needs of their patients is what Dr. Doppelt and his staff love to do. Their newly built office, located in West Knoxville, is equipped with cutting-edge technologies and the most up-to-date treatment options. The level of service provided by their conscientious dermatology team will exceed your expectations. Whether you are thinking about getting your first skin check, treating acne, or even getting started with Botox, contact Southeastern Dermatology at 865-474-8800 to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Matthew Doppelt, a board-certified dermatologist in Knoxville, earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, in 1991 and completed a master’s program in physiology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1992. He then graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1997. Dr. Doppelt completed an Internal Medicine internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael – a major teaching affiliate of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1998. He finished an Osteopathic rotating internship, as well as an additional year of Internal Medicine residency, at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida, in 2000. He then returned to Nova Southeastern University, where he completed his Dermatology residency and served in the capacity of Chief Resident in 2003. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Doppelt moved to Tennessee to begin his private practice.

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

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

“His fund of knowledge is very encouraging and really inspires confidence in approaching treatment as a team. He has gone above and beyond to pursue the right options for me!” – Patient Review