Everything Knoxville January 2019 Edition

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a time of looking ahead. It’s a time of new beginnings and resolutions when we consider new opportunities and make adjustments in our personal, financial, and business lives. Although I look ahead to the New Photo by D. Roberts Photography Year, I always like to look back over the past year and remember all that has occurred. It is my time to consider all the opportunities that were offered and acted upon and also to consider some lost opportunities, vowing not to lose them again if they come my way in the New Year. For me, the last year was one of consolidation, simplification, and organization in all business, financial, and personal matters. It was a year of taking on new technology, like cutting the cable in favor of streaming and taking on a personal assistant. “Alexa” has become my newest “best friend.” My health was



kept on track with my smartwatch by monitoring my activity goals and always reminding me to stay active and alerting me when I fell short of my goals. 2018 was a year of saying goodbye to a few friends and family members (some taken suddenly) but also saying hello to new additions to the family. We welcomed baby girl Macyn LaVerne Ann and baby girl Dvorah to our extended family. It also was a year of making new friends and meeting new business owners who now have become friends. So much more has happened in 2018, and in looking back, I am excited to look ahead to 2019 and see what adventures are in store for Tom and me and for all our personal and business friends and families. We at Everything Knoxville wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year and look forward to serving the small business community in 2019.

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all Americans made New Year’s resolutions in 2018. Twelve percent of us kept our resolutions. Fifty percent of us just lost our motivation. Why is it so difficult to make and keep our resolutions? Were we really as committed as we needed to be to succeed? Were our resolutions truly meaningful and achievable? Perhaps the new Maserati in our garage was a stretch, but then there were some genuine resolutions as well, like the ones that were health related. Some of us wanted to lose weight, improve our heart health, lower our blood pressure, and more. These were resolutions that, when achieved, could have had a significant impact on our health, wellbeing, and longevity. Ask yourself if you really possess the necessary skills to create a healthy, realistic, and achievable plan of action for yourself, or do you find yourself pursuing the latest fad



diet or exercise regimen? Does your lack of accountability find even your best efforts waning after just a few weeks? For this month’s issue of Everything Knoxville, we interviewed two Knoxville area radio personalities, B97.5’s Michele Silva and WNML’s “Sports Animal” Will West, who will share with you their own healthy living success stories that they were able to achieve thanks to Fitness Together, the nation’s largest one-onone personal training franchise. EK: Michele, how would you describe the results of your personal exercise and dieting effort prior to your Fitness Together experience? Michele: That’s easy – frustrating! You diet and exercise, and nothing seems to happen. We all know that diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight, and the older we get, the tougher it becomes. What was most frustrating was working out and eating well but finding out that the scale hadn’t budged. It drove me crazy.

Fortunately, I discovered Fitness Together. EK: Your health journey was complicated by an unexpected medical challenge. Explain. Michele: I had been fighting sciatic pain for months and did not want surgery, but the disc eventually ruptured, and I had an emergency discectomy to repair the ruptured disc in my lower back. I was pain-free immediately thanks to Dr. Joel Norman. Although I had always had a gym membership and tried to eat well, I was not active during the months prior to surgery due to the pain and then for months following the surgery. I would exercise but apparently not enough. I was afraid to push myself – afraid that the sciatica would return. The worst part was that I was gaining weight and losing muscle. I ended up being the heaviest I had ever been. EK: And that’s when you discovered Fitness Together? Michele: Yes. I knew I had to do something, so I joined Fitness Together in Bearden. My

personal fitness trainer, Chip Gibson, works with me two to three times a week. I like that all my sessions at Fitness Together are private. Lasting 45 minutes, they include a combination of weights and cardio exercises that are custom designed to help me achieve my individual goals. Chip is also helping me improve my nutrition as well. EK: When did you begin to see the results of your efforts? Michele: It took a few weeks to see some changes in my body. It can be a slow process, but it happened. I’ve had to learn to be more patient. According to the scale, I’ve only lost about 12 pounds, but my waist is four inches smaller, and my thighs and arms have gotten leaner. Even better is that I feel stronger, I have more energy, and now I am motivated to lose even more. EK: Any additional thoughts you would like to share with our readers? Michele: I’ve never enjoyed fitness as much as I do now. I absolutely love the journey I’m on, and I can’t wait to see where it leads me. My story can become anyone’s story. Thank you to the Fitness Together team. You’re awesome! EK: Will, what was the turning point in your life when you knew things had to change for you? Will: I was 36 years old and weighed 320 pounds and had a lean body mass of 161, Photos by D. Roberts Photography

meaning I was essentially 50% body fat. Also, I had already experienced my first chest pain. My family history of cardiac issues concerned not only me, but my friends and family members as well. It wasn’t one big realization that made me finally take control of my lifestyle and lose weight. Aside from the grim health risks of being as big as I was, I was also having to buy bigger and bigger clothes. EK: How did you first learn about Fitness Together? Will: As a radio host, I routinely met with the station’s account executives. One executive represented Fitness Together, who specializes in one-on-one personal training. After learning more, I said okay, this is the one for me, and I scheduled a trial evaluation with them. I couldn’t do a single push-up. I could barely use the elliptical machine for five minutes without having to quit. EK: What sold you on Fitness Together? Will: I could see that Fitness Together’s personal trainers were serious about helping me succeed. I’d never trained like that before. They gave me an exercise program that was strategic and personalized. They showed me that there was no excuse. EK: Tell us about where you are today. Will: Three short years later, I weigh 250 pounds and have achieved a lean body mass of 220. I’ve lost 20% body fat.

EK: Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? Will: Whether you’re 20 pounds overweight or 70 pounds like me, Fitness Together will work with you, one-on-one, to help you achieve your personal fitness and health goals. You can literally lose inches while adding years to your life. Their experienced, certified professional trainers can help you create the accountability and provide the support you’ll need to succeed. Looking back on it, I don’t know if I would have lasted very long the way I was going. This program has been that much of a blessing to me. Don’t put off that all important first step. Call Fitness Together today to request your free, no-obligation, one-on-one consultation and complimentary workout. Fitness Together: One healthy New Year’s resolution worth keeping!

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our community helps us help your business successfully navigate this unique marketplace we call home. You simply can’t accomplish this with any other out-of-area source you may have used in the past or are contemplating using in the future. “Regardless of your current or future graphic requirements, I invite you to discover how Graphic Creations can partner with you to expand your brand. We would like to offer you the opportunity to tour our new 12,000 square foot facility. We also welcome the opportunity to listen to you and your dreams for your business and to learn just how we can help you achieve your goals. We invite you to dream and grow with us in the New Year.” .com


BELIEVE THAT what Graphic Creations does best is to help area entrepreneurs successfully differentiate their products,” said Jim Caughorn, owner of Graphic Creations. “By combining our more than three decades of in-depth graphic expertise with our corporate experience, we are able to assist both large and small businesses to successfully navigate today’s ever-changing business landscape.” First launching in 1987 by former cofounders Debbie Billings and Jim’s father, James Sr., it’s unlikely that either Debbie or James could have envisioned all of the marketplace changes that would occur or the impact from rapidly evolving technology that resulted. “I truly respect what Debbie and my dad accomplished,” said Jim. “Our team looks forward to the future and to continuing to help our East Tennessee business community thrive.” From its most humble beginnings as a print center copying and selling UT class lecture materials, Graphic Creations has evolved into a full-service graphics source for all of your branding requirements, including: » In-house design & creation » Digital printing




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ET ME BEGIN by thanking all of you for your overwhelming support and encouragement to the launch of Knox Cabinet Co. Your response has far exceeded our expectations. We remain committed to becoming East Tennessee’s premier kitchen, bath, and cabinet design center featuring quality design and cabinetry at price points that meet each of our client’s needs. We are pleased as well to announce the addition of our newest line of cabinetry to our already full line of quality cabinets. Manufactured right here in our own state of Tennessee, we are proud to introduce cabinets from Kabinart Kitchens. For more than 60 years, Kabinart has earned a reputation for expertly crafted, all-wood cabinetry and design excellence. Like all the cabinets we offer, we only use solid woods and not the particle board and MDF found in many of the cabinets manufactured by even brand name manufacturers. In addition to featuring all solid wood construction, all of our cabinetry includes dovetail drawers, soft-close doors and drawers, and premium qual-



it y ha rdwa re. A lso, Kabina r t of fers a 10-year limited warranty, easily adjustable shelving, and a multi-step finish system designed to achieve a high-quality and long lasting finish. But what really differentiates Knox Cabinet Co. in today’s cabinetry marketplace goes far beyond quality and affordability. It is our commitment to design – a commitment to create that showcase quality look in your home’s kitchen, bath, den, office, or family area. I would like to personally invite you to discover the Knox Cabinet Co. difference by visiting us at our design center and showroom in nearby Hardin Valley. Discover the truly affordable showcase kitchen and bath that you can create in your own home at Knox Cabinet Co., where you won’t have to sacrifice design excellence or quality.

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OU’VE PROMISED yourself again and again, year after year, that this was the year that you were finally going to do something about your home’s tired, worn, dented, scratched, and UV damaged hardwood floors. Remember when they had that showcase quality look that you were so proud of? Now you neatly arrange area rugs on your once beautiful hardwood floors in an attempt to camouflage the damage. One of the most important components of your home’s interior décor, hardwood f looring creates one of the most important impressions guests experience when entering your home. An elegant foyer or entryway featuring distinctive hardwood flooring provides a welcoming atmosphere and a lasting memory. While alternative floor coverings such as vinyl, tile, and carpeting go in and out of fashion, hardwood flooring offers a sense of timelessness. If you are contemplating installing new hardwood f loors in 2019 or refinishing your existing f loors, you are invited to discover the European Fine Hardwood

Floors difference. European Fine Hardwood Floors is unlike most other hardwood flooring companies you may have encountered in the past thanks to its founder, Valera Tomescu. The quality of craftsmanship they provide comes from 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 is seldom experienced today. Valera and his team have based their commitment to quality on Valera’s early life experiences combined with today’s cutting-edge f looring technologies from the number one name in the hardwood f looring industry: Bona. The worldwide recognized leader, Bona provides artisans like Valera with the very best hardwood finishing products in the world. Bona also offers in-depth training and education for the industry’s very best craftsmen. In fact, Valera has been recognized by Bona as a Certified Craftsman, an honor offered by Bona to only those few hardwood f loor-

WHAT IS THIS game called bridge? It is a fascinating card game that NEVER gets boring! Bridge consists of three components – bidding, playing the hand, and scoring. You will learn the basic tools and strategies for playing bridge. It is a social game where players meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. In addition, health researchers believe that bridge stimulates mental function and may help to delay the effects of aging on the brain. To learn more about this exciting game, come to our Beginning Bridge class on Tuesday evening, January 22, at 6 pm. Bring a friend or come by yourself. The cost is $5 for each lesson that you attend. What a deal! It is hard to imagine anything so



ing professionals who have distinguished themselves. It’s a much coveted award earned by very few craftsmen. If you have made a New Year’s resolution to add new hardwood flooring to your home or to refinish your existing hardwood floors, why not discover the European 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. Also, be sure to ask them about their totally dustfree refinishing experience that removes all dust from indoor sanding by using high capacity vacuums located out-of-doors, as well as their low or no-odor finishes. Enhance your home’s décor in 2019 by calling Valera and his team at European Fine Hardwood Floors today.

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worthwhile and inexpensive as bridge. Our Beginning Bridge lessons have been a huge success throughout the years. After completing the lessons many people continue to play bridge in bridge games offered at the Bridge Center. This is your opportunity to learn something new in 2019! Registration is not required but is suggested. To register, call 865-386-7308 or visit www.knoxbridge.org/classes. The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. For a map or additional information about the club, visit www. knoxbridge.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/pg/knoxvillebridge/about.







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Shae Design Studio


OES ONE of your New Year’s re solut ion s i nclude f i n a l ly creating a space you love coming home to or to finally start on that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of? Then Shae Design Studio in Farragut is the place to start! Knoxville’s only fullscale interior design firm, the team at Shae Designs offers a wide range of furnishings, décor, and design ser vices – ser vices that are completely tailored to meet your individual style, lifestyle, and budget. Shae Design Studio is not your average interior design firm or furniture store; it is your one-stop shop for making all of your design dreams come true. From quality crafted furnishings and a wide variety of rugs, unique lighting, artwork, accessories, and more, their showroom is full of items that have been hand-selected by their very own team of expert designers. With designers who will be as passionate about your project as you are, from finding the perfect piece of furniture for your space to redesigning your kitchen, Shae Designs is committed to carefully curating uniquely dynamic interiors that enrich the lives of their clients. Shae Design Studio offers an

Ring in the New Year with the Stylish Home You’ve Been Dreaming Of in-home design consultation for as little as $150, which includes selections for the perfect furniture to finishing touches, color scheme, spatial plan, and so much more. Shae Design Studio also offers kitchen and bath design consultations starting at $350. This service includes 3D design renderings of your dream space, bringing the exact dimensions/possibilities of your vision to life before construction ever begins! Their knack for creating stunning interiors and their business mission are evident in what they do. “It is our greatest reward to see a client’s smiling face after we’ve transformed their space or helped them to finally find that perfect piece of furniture they’ve been look-

ing for to fit seamlessly into their home,” said Shae Seeber, owner of Shae Design Studio. “We want to create the backdrops of our clients’ memories for years to come, making their house truly feel like a home.” Are you ready to achieve your New Year’s resolution for 2019 and create a home you love? Simply visit their showroom or call today. Bridging the design gap by providing a showroom full of all your interior and décor needs and their team of on-site designers who design for their clients’ taste, not their own, Shae Design Studio is a place to go to be inspired and get the help you’re looking for to reach your design goals and dreams this year! For a list of more residential or commercial design services or details regarding their design process, call 865-313-2656 or visit www.shaedesigns.com. For a first look at new arrivals or exclusive sales, be sure to follow them on Facebook (/TheShaeDesignStudio) or Instagram (@shae.design.studio).

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Play Through the Pain: 5 Tips to Minimize Sports-Related Pain A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T


of everyday life for active Americans – whether as a result of their athletic pursuits or due to silly mishaps. Though pain can occur in the blink of an eye, it can linger for years and prevent sufferers from fully enjoying the sports and exercises they so love. When participating in your favorite physical activity or trying out a new one for the first time, the last thing you want is for pain to live life for you. Ben Shear, performance trainer and Golf Digest fitness advisor, shares his tips on how to minimize and treat pain resulting from physical activity so you can get back to performing at your best.


While warming up is often perceived as something only runners or collegiate or professional athletes need to do, no matter the physical activity you’re partaking in, it is crucial to properly warm up to avoid injury and minimize pain. In fact, according to a recent ThermaCare survey of 2,000 Americans, 45% of people feel they have injured themselves due to a lack of stretching or warming up. A good warm-up should increase core body temperature, making the muscles more receptive to stretching, and stretching keeps the muscles pliable and mobile.


When aches and injuries strike, it’s important to have items on hand that can combat pain quickly so that you can stay in the game. Be sure to stock up on a quick and effective topical pain reliever, such as ThermaCare Ultra Pain Relieving Cream. It has four powerful pain-fighting ingredients that provide deep, penetrating relief for multiple types of pain, including sore muscles, joint pain, back pain, arthritis, and body aches.


Sure, massages are a great way to unwind, but they can also aid with managing pain. Massages can help muscles recover, stimulate blood circulation, and alleviate local inflammation to improve mobility and flexibility.


Hydration is crucial when it comes to muscle and joint recovery; however, water isn’t the only fuel source to consider. The foods and drinks we consume can have a direct effect when it comes to minimizing muscle and joint pain post-exercise. Low-fat chocolate milk has the ideal recovery ratio of carbs to protein (4:1), so it can aid in faster muscle recovery. Nuts and seeds, as well as fish like salmon, contain omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation. Moreover, they’re packed with lean protein – a key element of muscle restoration.


Yes, you’re a golfer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore other types of physical activity to up your performance on the course. By introducing other types of workouts, like swimming and running, you’ll utilize different muscles and allow overused muscle groups a chance to heal and recover. Moreover, core and flexibility training can actually help you improve your athleticism, whether on the golf course or the basketball court. For the 78% of people that participate in physical activity once or more a week, aches and pains are inevitable. Luckily, being equipped with thorough preparatory and recovery plans can make all the difference when it comes to getting back to feeling and performing your best. For more information, visit www.ThermaCare.com. 16


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HEN YOU ENTER a grocery store, you’re suddenly faced with thousands of options. You want to get the staples you need and you want the best nutrition for your family, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed. How do you know what’s your best choice? “Options like brown versus vitamin-enriched white bread or grade A versus AA eggs can cause confusion for even savvy shoppers,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist and winner of the ABC television show My Diet Is Better Than Yours. “With so many choices, it’s difficult to know what’s what.” Blatner reveals the truth about some of the most common myths and misconceptions of grocery store staples to streamline trips and ensure you’re bringing home the most nutritious options. Bread Many people believe the darker the bread, the healthier it is, causing them to skip labels and grab a brown loaf on the go. The problem is, just because bread is brown doesn’t mean it’s whole grain. That color could be achieved through caramel coloring. “What you see doesn’t tell the whole story, so it’s important to look at labels to get the facts,” said Blatner. “Whole grain and sprouted grain are always good bread choices for better nutrition. It’s also important to pay attention to sugar content. There are many great options available with 0 grams of sugar.” Eggs Egg-grading systems were created by the USDA to mark interior and exterior quality of eggs. Many people ignore this system and simply choose eggs based on appearance or price. To get the best nutrition, buy from a producer that has its own quality standards that go above and 18


beyond USDA requirements. Blatner provides an example: “Grade A specifications for Eggland’s Best eggs are actually more strict than standard grade AA specifications for regular eggs. That means that no matter what grade you choose, they provide the highest quality egg that’s fresher and tastier. And with six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E, and more than double the vitamin B12 compared to ordinary eggs, they’re also the most nutritious choice.” Produce The produce section is one of the healthiest places in the grocery store, but the notion that the misters are there to make items look good and add water weight so they cost more at checkout is a myth. That water helps ensure fruits and vegetables stay fresh, especially items that could wilt, like lettuce. “Give items a good shake to get rid of water weight,” said Blatner. “Also, remember to always rinse fresh produce well once you’re home to clean the surface of any dirt and bacteria. The mist at the store isn’t meant to clean, only to help maintain freshness.” When fresh fruits aren’t available, she reminds people to look for frozen alternatives, noting many frozen options are picked at the peak of freshness and flash frozen to capture high nutrient content. The best frozen varieties are those without added sauces or seasonings. “When you know the truth, you are empowered to make smart decisions while you shop so you can get superior products with superior nutrition,” said Blatner. “Then you can have fun making tasty recipes your family will devour.” Blatner offers the recipe to the right for inspiration.

ZESTY EGG FRIED RICE LETTUCE WRAPS Ingredients: » 4 Eggland’s Best eggs (large) » 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce » 6 strips lean smoked bacon, chopped » 2 cups cooked jasmine rice » 1/4 teaspoon black pepper » 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce » 1/3 cup sliced scallion greens » 12 leaves Boston/Bibb lettuce Directions: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and Sriracha together until well combined. In large non-stick skillet, over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer bacon to plate, leaving drippings in the skillet. When cooled, chop bacon into small pieces. Drizzle the egg mixture into the skillet, stirring as you drizzle. Add bacon, black pepper, rice, and soy sauce to skillet and stir-fry 3-4 minutes or until eggs are set. Stir in scallion tops. Remove from heat. Divide the mixture among the lettuce leaves and serve immediately.

Create Summertime Memories this New Year REMEMBER YOUR FAMILY

outings on the lake last season and dreaming of that new watercraft that would make boating even more enjoyable? You know, a boat that included all of today’s latest innovations? Well, this is the best time of the year to discover all of the latest features and cutting-edge technological advances available to transform your ordinary summer on the lake into an extraordinary summer of family fun on the water in 2019. Check out AutoWake, which is now offered by the nation’s premiere boat manufactures, Moomba and Supra high-performance surf boats. AutoWake offers you the control you want over the uncontrollable. It takes the guesswork out of setting up your wake. With the simple push of a button, AutoWake responds to weight distribution inside the boat and adjusts ballast levels automatically to maintain optimal hull position in the water for precise wakes or surf waves. How your hull sits in the water is the most important factor in achieving a precise wake or surf wake. AutoWake positions the boat in the water at the optimal angle to deliver just that. Simply choose a rider profile, engage AutoWake, and start your ride. AutoWake’s integrated sensor constantly measures for changes in weight distribution inside the boat. It detects pitch, roll, and depth in the water and adjusts ballast automatically to maintain your wake’s shape, delivering the ultimate wake experience you’ve been waiting for. Premier Watersports also offers Yamaha sport boats and Sylvan pontoon boats, in addition to offering a wide selection of quality pre-owned boats, complete service center, and full pro shop. Also, be sure to ask us about adding a custom designed lighting and stereo package to your watercraft to further enhance your fun in the sun experience. Stop dreaming, and let Premier Watersports help make your summertime family recreation New Year’s resolution a reality in 2019.

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



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6739A Kingston Pike 141 Foothills Mall in Bearden Drive in Maryville

865-558-3588 865-233-5963








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are created equal. Come try Workout Anytime in Bearden (next to PF Chang’s and across from Whole Foods) or in Maryville (at the Foothills Mall) and experience the difference. In our facility, we have everything you need to reach your goals. We offer Matrix cardio and strength equipment and Hampton free weights, voted the best equipment in North America, as well as tanning, Hydromassage beds, and even personal training. At Workout Anytime, we focus on customer service, cleanliness, and, of course, doing everything we can to help you reach your goals. We are dedicated to changing the face of fitness, one life at a time. Are you next? Don’t just join any old “box gym” in January; join a gym that is built from the ground up to help you succeed in 2019! Workout Anytime plus you equals results! Once you get started with us, you will have 24/7 access to all 170+ Workout Anytime locations across the country. If you’re new to exercise, no worries! We got you! All our staff is trained to give you the support you need to achieve your fitness goals. With easy month-to-month memberships with access to all locations, your membership has the flexibility to fit your needs,

whatever they may be. Ask about our Friends and Family plan, too! Kids over 12 are just $10/month with no signup or annual fee. We’ll get the whole family healthy for 2019! Locally owned and operated by members of your community, Workout Anytime locations offer a unique blend of quality and affordability that goes unmatched in the industry. April and Kurt Nitzsche would like to extend to you a personal invitation to try a free pass to either of their clubs in Bearden or Maryville. If you’re ready to take control of the New Year, Workout Anytime is here for you every step of the way!

Workout Anytime – Bearden (Next to PF Chang’s) 6739A Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865.558.3588

Workout Anytime – Maryville (Foothills Mall) 141 Foothills Mall Drive Maryville, TN 37801 865.233.5963


Zoo Knoxville’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Brought Record Attendance and Donations


their 70th anniversary in the community, Zoo Knoxville wanted to do something big and unique to give back. Zoo staff decided to celebrate by offering deeply discounted zoo admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope or pet supplies for YoungWilliams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, and Knox County’s Office on Aging PAWS program during the entire month of November. The results were another record-breaking attendance year for the zoo and overflowing barrels and pallets of donated items for their partner non-profits. The zoo welcomed 61,249 visitors in November 2018, putting attendance at more than 500,000 visitors and breaking the previous record of 496,055 visitors for the fourth straight year. The zoo’s partner non-profits benefitted overwhelmingly from the generosity of donations brought by zoo-goers. YoungWilliams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, and the Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS



program shared more than 40 pallets of dog and cat food, toys, and treats. Mission of Hope, a volunteer organization providing assistance, aid, and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia, collected 227 55-gallon barrels of nonperishable food items, new children’s toys, and hygiene items. The volume of donations Mission of Hope received will allow them to reach their food needs for the 28 rural elementary schools they serve in December and stock regional food banks in January. “We were very happy we could celebrate our 70th year by making this anniversary bigger than just Zoo Knoxville,” said Lisa New, Zoo President and CEO. “As a non-profit organization ourselves, we appreciate what the support of our community has helped us accomplish during the last seven decades. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor that support than by using our 70th anniversary milestone as an opportunity to pay it forward.” Zoo Knoxville is located just east of downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit www.zooknoxville.org.

Zoo Knoxville Offers $5 off Winter Admission Zoo Knoxville is offering $5 off admission tickets during Kroger Discount Days now through February 28. Guests can discover why winter is an enjoyable time to visit the zoo. Many animals, including red pandas, river otters, elephants, gorillas, red wolves, lions, and tigers, enjoy the cooler temperatures. On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be moved indoors, but visitors can still see most in their indoor viewing areas. The Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure is a popular indoor area that’s a warm stop for creative play and reptile viewing during visits as well. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours (10 am to 4 pm daily) and online at www.zooknoxville.org. Discounted admission tickets must be used by February 28 and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon.

The Real Cost of a Dental Implant B Y TO M I R M E N


H I L E I ’ M N O authority on dental implants, I know more today than I did back in December 2017, when during a routine dental cleaning at Heritage Family Dentistry in Farragut, I learned that one of my molars that had previously had a root canal was now infected. Treatment required the use of antibiotics and the removal of my molar. But as a result of the infection, the jaw bone where the molar was located had begun to erode. I was now confronted with the loss of a tooth – the same challenge experienced by millions of Americans every year. With the expert guidance of Jonathan Bradshaw, DDS, I was made aware of the various treatment options available to me before selecting a dental implant. Fast forward one year. I recently completed my implant procedure, and I can honestly tell you that my implant performs and feels identical to my natural teeth. Note that my procedure required more time than

average, as we had to deal with both the infection and bone loss. During the multiple steps required to complete the implant, I experienced only minor discomfort at worse – something I was able to successfully medicate with an over-the-counter pain medication. In retrospect, it was far easier than I had imagined. As for the cost, that will vary by individual depending on your own unique circumstances. True, there is a cost associated with a dental implant. But as for me, the actual cost of the implant itself was far less than the cost of not having the implant. My implant meant experiencing: » Improved oral health » Improved self-esteem » Easier eating » Improved appearance But the longer term benefits included the fact that my new implant would continue to stimulate my jaw bone, just like my natural teeth. In the absence of the stimulation of my natural teeth, my jaw bone would have

continued to erode. You can often detect that erosion in the sunk-in facial characteristics common among individuals who no longer have all their natural teeth. This continued erosion can become an expensive proposition for patients who must be refitted for dentures due to bone loss. Long-term implants can represent a costeffective alternative to dentures and denture replacement. If you treat your implants with the same high level of care as your natural teeth, implants can last you a lifetime. It’s a New Year. Why not discover how to create that smile you’ve always dreamed of in 2019 at Heritage Family Dentistry? A special thanks to Dr. Bradshaw and his team of caring and compassionate dental care professionals. You’re all incredible.

Heritage Family Dentistry 11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C Farragut, TN 37934 865.816.9211 www.hfdsmiles.com

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www.hfdsmiles.com » Family Friendly Dentistry » Cosmetic Dentistry » Crowns & Bridges » Dental Implants » Implant Dentures » Prevention & Gum Treatment » Invisalign® Orthodontics » Mercury-Free Restoration » Digital Radiograph Januar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Celebrating the Holidays by Spreading Joy and Hope


ANDOM ACTS OF F L O W E R S (RAF) dedicates

the holiday season to a mission of a higher caliber. The month of December was packed with as many deliveries as possible, as well as special poinsettia deliveries to healthcare partners in the community. We at RAF understand the importance of mental health and hope during the winter season, especially among patients. The holiday season is one of the busiest times in the workshop. During a time that many people suffer from seasonal depression and discouragement, RAF raises delivery goals, both in numbers and locations. A 2008 study found that hospital patients who had flowers in their room felt less anxious. They were also more positive about their recovery and needed less postoperative care than patients without plants. In light of the giving season, generous donations sponsored the delivery of more than 500 poinsettias ($10 per plant) to be delivered to facilities on Christmas Eve. Families took the opportunity to deliver together in sharing the spirit of Christmas. What a beautiful time to connect with the community! More than 1,500 volunteer hours accomplished this tremendous impact of giving. The mission would not be possible without the persistence and passion behind every

RAF Knoxville is lucky to have such generous donation partners that gift us with flowers as far as the eye can see!

vase, ribbon, and flower that is crafted into a personal gift for each and every recipient. Some never see the personal impact of their work, selflessly serving to bring smiles they know they are creating. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” In starting the New Year, RAF is looking forward to the 10th anniversary of our very first delivery in March. Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. To donate or

DID YOU KNOW that an estimated 25 million Americans play bridge? They play because it’s fun and it’s exciting. They play because of the mental and social stimulation. But, most importantly, they play because of friendships they have formed throughout the years. Come see why bridge is so appealing. Come to Knoxville’s Learn Bridge in a Day® seminar on January 19. You will be introduced to the basics of playing contract bridge. This seminar is for you if you have never played or have played in the past and are looking for a refresher course. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Register online



RAF celebrates a special birthday during a delivery!

learn more about how to get involved with Random Acts of Flowers, call 865-633-9082 or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org.


at www.knoxbridge.org/LBIAD or call 865-386-7308 today to reserve your seat. The cost is $30. Check-in time is 12:30 pm, and the seminar begins at 1 pm. Current players will be on hand to help with the seminar and to answer your questions. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Follow-up bridge lessons will be held every Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the Knoxville Bridge Center beginning January 22. Each lesson will cost $5. The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. For a map or more information about the club, visit www.knoxbridge.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/knoxvillebridge/about.

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


N B E H A L F of all of us here at Sweetwater Flower Shop, we would like to wish each of you and your family a joyous and prosperous 2019. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement during our nearly 55 years in business. This New Year’s season is a very special time of the year, and to show you our appreciation for your many years of loyal support, we would like to invite you to take advantage of our New Year’s sales specials during January. During the entire month of January, you can save up to 50% off all of our winter ladies’ apparel. You will also discover unadvertised specials all throughout the shop. It’s our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers. During your visit, be sure to browse our wide assortment of floral arrangements, all designed and handmade by me personally, along with a large selection of beautiful gifts, including ladies’ apparel, scarves, designer handbags, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor items, and much more that will make perfect gifts for almost every occasion. For your added shopping convenience, you can also find a large selection of wreaths and florals at the Southern Market, located at 5400 Homberg Drive in Knoxville. We have also recently stocked our University of Tennessee room with lots of new merchandise, including UT women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, ornaments, wall hangings, clocks, and lamps. For all of your Big Orange fans, Sweetwater Flower Shop is sure to have just the right “Go Vols” gifts for friends and family members. Sweetwater Flower Shop also offers gift certificates for your shopping convenience. We look forward to your visit during January and for the opportunity to share our New Year’s greetings with each and every one of you. Happy New Year everyone! Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6623

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Take a Trip Back to the Gilded Age with Biltmore’s New Exhibit

Edith Vanderbilt and infant daughter, Cornelia, circa 1900.

This colorized version of a photograph from the Vanderbilt archives depicts afternoon tea on the Loggia of Biltmore House with the Vanderbilts, September 1900. Left to right: 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.

Jay and Adele Burden honeymooned at Biltmore in June 1895. Adele was George Vanderbilt’s niece.

Clothing reproduction of outfits worn by Adele and Jay Burden, stationed in the Salon in Biltmore House.

Stationed in the Second Floor Living Hall of Biltmore House is the reproduction of a 1900era skirt and shirt worn by Edith Vanderbilt.




wondered what it would have been like to be a guest of the Vanderbilts during their years living in Biltmore House at the turn of the 19th century, your chance is coming soon. Beginning February 8, Biltmore House becomes the scene of a festive celebration hosted by the Vanderbilts in a new exhibition, A Vanderbilt House Party – The Gilded Age. For many years, Biltmore’s curators have researched what it was like when the Vanderbilts entertained guests at Biltmore House. Using information gleaned from letters, photographs, and documents in the Vanderbilt archives, the curatorial team has created an experience that will put today’s visitors into the action of the time when George and Edith Vanderbilt extended their boundless hospitality to family and friends. The exhibit will run

Detail of the embroidery and faceted beading stitched to create the butterflies on the reproduction of a 1900-era dress worn by Florence Vanderbilt Twombly, George Vanderbilt’s sister.

through May 27th. Clothing vignettes in Biltmore House, paired with storytelling in a new audio-guided tour (free with all online ticket purchases) that uses innovative 360-degree sound techniques, will draw listeners into the preparations for a celebration in Biltmore House. The narration is based on those who lived and worked in Biltmore House and features a butler recounting the leisurely days and glamorous evenings the Vanderbilts’ guests enjoyed. Oscar-winning costume designer collaborates with Biltmore on exhibit The new clothing vignettes are based on the Vanderbilts’ actual wardrobes and were specially reproduced for this exhibition. Oscar-winning costume designer, John Bright, created the items with inspiration from archival photographs and portraits in Biltmore’s collection. Biltmore partnered with Bright and his London-based company, Cosprop, for its “Dressing Downton” exhibition, featuring Bright’s creations for the wildly popular series Downton Abbey. Tasked with bringing vivid color to scenes previously only seen in century-old black-and-white photos, Bright worked with the estate’s curators to research fashion magazines of the era and studied the photography in great detail. A Vanderbilt House Party is included in Biltmore daytime admission; the premium audio-guided exhibition tour is free with online ticket purchases or can be purchased onsite for an additional fee. To learn more about this new exhibit, as well as how to purchase tickets, visit www.biltmore.com. Photos courtesy of The Biltmore Company

Happy New Year and Happy Savings!



ANUARY IS a great

time to reassess your winter wardrobe. There is finally time to go through all of the pieces hanging in your closet that haven’t been worn yet this year and either donate them or take them to your nearest consignment shop. Whichever you choose, you’ve begun the process of updating your own winter wardrobe while selections are still great and on sale! At The Lily Pad, our sales are huge semi-annual events which take place in January and July. Our winter merchandise is now 25% off, and on Saturday, January 19th, at 10:00 am, every piece that’s left goes to 50% off! We’ve found this method to be quite effective to not only clear out the store, but also to pass tremendous savings on to our customers. As the winter merchandise goes on sale, Winter clearance... our “La Sale Boutique” just in time for all the (the big room in the cold weather ahead! rear of the store) goes to 70% off! Thus, the clearing out begins as we ready ourselves and the store for a brand new season! Spring fashions have been ordered, new, fresh looks are arriving and the holiday decorations have been put away for another year. We’ll look forward to seeing so many of our customers and friends during our unbelievable sale days. If you’ve ever spent a day at Filene’s Basement in Boston, The Lily Pad is almost as wild on the first days of our sale! Plan to spend some time with us as you visit with friends and neighbors, every arm loaded with bargains and having the time of our lives! What a fun day during a not-so-fun month… it’s a social event you won’t want to miss! At The Lily Pad, we reflect on how blessed we have been this year to again be a part of your lives. We truly appreciate the vote of confidence you place in us to be your fashion headquarters! Our most sincere wishes from the entire Lily Pad staff for a happy and healthy 2019!

The Lily Pad

209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 www.sweetwaterlilypad.com Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm

James Taylor with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt February 7 • 7:30 pm • Thompson-Boling Arena


EGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER, James Taylor, has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums since he was first signed by The Beatles to their Apple Records label, won multiple Grammy Awards, and has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards. His Greatest Hits album alone sold more than 10 million copies. For more than 40 years, Taylor has been a musical compass for his fans, articulating moments of pain and joy and letting his listeners know that they are not alone. In 2015, James was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, he was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor. A best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. The 10-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Take Me! Take Me! OGGY DAYCARE has become

increasingly popular during the past few years. Many dogs who are left home alone lack stimulation, sufficient outlets for their energy, and opportunities to socialize with other dogs. “Senior citizen” dogs can benefit as well because they need to go potty more frequently or require medication and supervision during the day. Owners like doggy daycare because their dogs play and interact with the other dogs and receive human care throughout the day. Dogs like it because it’s a lot of fun! Dog daycare is an enjoyable and healthy option to crating or having a dog walker come in during the day. Some guests come to daycare four days a week, while others come once a week or just occasionally as a special treat, a change of pace, or while work is being done to their home. Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits offers daycare Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 am to 6 pm. Staff members

continually interact with the dogs, dispense treats during quiet times, and provide lots of cuddles. Many owners comment on what a pleasure it is to pick up a relaxed, smiling tail wagger at the end of the day rather than coming home to a four-legged kid who has 10 hours of pent-up energy. Important aspects when choosing a daycare include the experience of the owners and staff, proper guest supervision, cleanliness of the facility, and constant air flow and temperature control. John and JeanAnn Carrigan have owned Ms. C’s for 10 years. They welcome guests to tour their facility anytime during lobby hours, which are posted on their website at www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com. Dog daycare is the win-win option.

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits

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

$64,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® Helps Smoky Mountain Service Dogs to Enhance the Physical and Psychological Quality of Life for Wounded Veterans MOUNTAIN SERVICE SMOKY DOGS

recently received a $64,000 grant from PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to support their mission to improve the quality of life for severely wounded veterans and their families by providing them with custom trained/public access tested and approved mobility assistance service dogs at no cost to the veteran. “Smoky Mountain Service Dogs have the remarkable ability to provide comfort, to reduce stress and anxiety, and provide unconditional love,” said Mike Kitchens, Volunteer Chair of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs. “In addition, since our dogs have been specially-trained in mobility assistance, they’re able to help perform several invaluable tasks for the veteran they are matched with: From turning on lights to helping with balance, movement, and rehabilitation.” The new grant from PetSmart Charities® will help provide training, animal care, supplies, and overall support of the mobility assistance dog program for injured veterans, enabling



Smoky Mountain Service Dogs to provide two mobility assistance service dogs to veterans. A portion of the grant will also fund exercise yard fencing and enhancements for the new SMSD Veteran/Canine Training facility. “At PetSmart Charities®, we believe that pets have the power to make us happier, healthier human beings, and that’s even more true when we’re talking about specially-trained service dogs,” said Kelly Balthazor, Regional Relationship Manager at PetSmart Charities. “We’re proud to support Smoky Mountain Service Dogs as they work to provide highlyspecialized companion animals to help veterans who have so bravely served our country.” About Smoky Mountain Service Dogs Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for wounded veterans by providing custom-trained mobility assistance service dogs at no cost to the veteran. For more information, visit www. smokymountainservicedogs.org.

About PetSmart Charities® PetSmart Charities®, Inc. is a non-profit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities® provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness, Helping Shelter Pets Thrive, Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets, and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities® using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities® efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. For more information, visit www. petsmartcharities.org.

Make 2019 a Year of Connection & Giving


APPY NEW YEAR from CH Interiors & Gifts!

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s time to focus on new beginnings. Are there themes of health, friendship, and generosity on your list of resolutions? Start off 2019 with these ideas and events – all great ways to indulge, connect, and give! New Year, New Items! We’ll never say “out with the old” to customer favorites, but we do love bringing in new items that we believe customers will love to purchase for themselves and give as gifts. Each product line is thoughtfully selected based on quality and the story behind the vendor – we value local production and other small businesses who give back to their communities and causes. A visit to the store this month is sure to delight, as we have new arrivals scheduled every week in January: Charming greeting cards and gift books, elegant and fun jewelry, adorable books and toys for kids and baby, giftable home décor, an expanded offering of gourmet foods, and many other surprises! Sip & Sample: January 17th from 5 to 7 pm Every third Thursday of the month CH will host a “Sip & Sample” event! Grab a friend, head over to CH, and thaw out from the chilly winter weather with warm treats and atmosphere! Sip on a cup of Harney & Sons fine tea or a hot drink made with our Mulling Spices, and sample our delicious Chili Fixin’s with a side of Soberdough Cornbread. All food items are locally sourced in Tennessee and will be available for purchase. Be sure to RSVP for this event on facebook (@chinteriorsandgifts) or in the store to enter our raffle: We will draw one lucky name at the beginning of each Sip & Sample for a free item and gift card! Wishing you a blessed New Year and look forward to seeing you in the shop this month!

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Stir again. Spray or grease 12 cup muffin pan. Fill cups evenly. Bake 40 minutes. Enjoy!



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Upcoming Events at the Tennessee Theatre

Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill The Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School is honored to bring Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust to Knoxville. Violins of Hope is a collection of more than 50 restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, ghettos, pogroms, and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience, and survival. This life-changing program will educate our community through unique, inspirational, and interfaith multimedia events. On January 23 and 24 at 7 pm at the historic Tennessee Theatre, more than 30 violins once

silenced by the Holocaust will sound again. These Violins of Hope will be the center of two performances featuring the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill. Two evenings of poignant music, interwoven with powerful experiences of Holocaust survivors and the incredible stories of the violins, will provide an emotional journey not to be missed. Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust will be a once-in-a-lifetime performance event that will prove that hope can be found in the darkest of times. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences

with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be playing at the Tennessee Theatre on February 1 at 7:30 pm, February 2 at 2 & 7:30 pm, and February 3 at 1:30 pm. For more information, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.

Dollywood Looking for Talented Performers to Join 2019 Entertainment Team DOLLYWOOD,

the industry leader in theme park entertainment, is searching for new talent ready to make a mark on the park’s award-winning shows and productions. Dollywood has served as the springboard for a number of well-known performers, and the next star could launch his or her career in 2019. Auditions are scheduled to take place in Pigeon Forge at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, as well as the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Pigeon Forge auditions are set for Saturday, January 12, with callbacks occurring on Sunday, January 13. Auditions in Spartanburg are scheduled for Saturday, January 26. Members of Dollywood’s entertainment team are looking for talented singers and expressive actors who desire the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s top professionals. Registration at both locations takes place from 9 am to 2 pm, while open call auditions begin at 10 am. “Our open call audition process is crucial

to our ability to maintain the high level of quality entertainment our guests have come to expect at Dollywood,” said Paige Bales, Dollywood Entertainment Director. “We are always amazed at the vast amount of talent we find during the auditions. It can be difficult determining how we’re going to narrow it down to the number of positions we have available. So many people have started or grown their careers here, and we are so proud that we have been able to be part of helping them find their dreams.” Dollywood Entertainment is looking for singers who are proficient in musical theater, ’50s and ’60s rock and pop vocals, and contemporary, as well as classic, country music. They also seek expressive actors who are skilled at improvisation, have a strong

presence, can project, and are able to sing and move well. Performers must be at least 17 years old. Country music stars Carly Pearce and Suzy Bogguss, American Idol alumnus Janelle Arthur, and Eric Martsolf – Brady Black on NBC’s Days of Our Lives – are just a few of the stars who started their careers at Dollywood. Additional details and audition requirements can be found at www.DollywoodAuditions.com. A block of rooms is available at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa exclusively for those auditioning. Information about the room rate and details on how to book also may be found at www.DollywoodAuditions.com. Winner of 10 consecutive Golden Ticket Awards for Best Shows, Dollywood Entertainment provides the perfect venue for performers and technicians to share their skills. The team also will interview qualified lighting and audio technicians at the Southeastern Theater Conference in Knoxville February 28 through March 2. For more information, visit www.setc.org. Januar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival Announces Initial 2019 Lineup T HE MUSIC FESTIVAL

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that brought artists like Jason Isbell, Amos Lee, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Mutemath, and so many more returns to Knoxville’s historic Old City May 17-19. Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey Productions, the festival’s producers, are pleased to release the first wave of the 2019 festival lineup, which includes headliners Dawes and Tyler Childers, as well as additional artists The Black Lillies, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and My Brightest Diamond. Additional artists, including an additional headliner, will be announced in early 2019. Day and weekend festival passes are on sale now at www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com.

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My Brightest Diamond


The Black Lillies

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Tyler Childers

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Lukas Nelson

In celebration of the festival’s 10th year, Rhythm N’ Blooms is excited to welcome back some favorites from years past. Dawes headlined the festival in 2013, and the band has seen explosive growth since their previous Rhythm N’ Blooms performance. The genre-bending My Brightest Diamond also appeared in 2013, dazzling festival attendees with a now-legendary post-midnight set that was so packed audience members watched from outside the open windows of Boyd’s Jig & Reel. Knoxville-based Americana darlings The Black Lillies (and frontman Cruz Contreras) have been involved since the festival’s inception, headlining the very first year at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and returning in some capacity almost every year since. New to the festival this year is headliner Tyler Childers, whose Sturgill Simpson-produced album Purgatory has put him solidly on the map as his generation’s preeminent Southern Gothic songwriter and storyteller. Also festival newcomers, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have had a watershed year – Lukas (son of Willie) wrote or co-wrote the majority of the music for blockbuster film “A Star is Born,” and he and the band appeared in the film and on the soundtrack, backing Bradley Cooper. Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival is presented by Yee-Haw Brewing Company and produced in partnership by Dogwood Arts and Attack Monkey. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information, visit www.dogwoodarts.com.

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Big Ears Festival Announces 2019 Lineup THE BIG EARS

Music Festival returns to historic downtown Knoxville for its eighth edition March 21-24th. During the last decade, Big Ears has developed a reputation for presenting preeminent musical pioneers and cutting-edge innovators from a wide swath of genres, earning it praise from The New York Times as “a music festival with a rare vision” and from Rolling Stone as “a listening experience unlike any other in America.” This year’s Big Ears lineup is again unlike any other in the country, mixing an audacious slate of special programs, central themes, and world premieres with powerful sets from some of music’s most compelling new voices. With more than 100 concerts, workshops, installations, and interactive experiences, Big Ears is clearly the most adventurous and ambitious festival in the United States. Big Ears 2019 will turn Knoxville into one of the world’s creative epicenters for a remarkable long weekend. Tickets are now on sale at www.bigearsfestival.org. Big Ears 2019 leads with a network of vital musicians and legendary innovators working across multiple genres, from rock ’n’ roll and free jazz to classical composition and dance music. Spiritualized and Mercury Rev supply their ecclesiastic psychedelic rock, while Nils Frahm, Jlin, Carl Stone, and The Comet is Comingall offer unique visions of what it means to make electronic music right now. In a rare performance, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, who have re-imagined the boundaries of improvised music since the late ’60s, celebrate their 50th anniversary recording under that name. They lead an immense field of jazz legends that includes the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Carla Bley, Bill Frisell, The Alex Schlippenbach Trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lytton, and Wadada Leo Smith. They’re joined by members of jazz’s rightfully acclaimed new school: Mary Halvorson, with her band Code Girl; Vijay Iyer and Craig Tabornin, a rare piano duo; and one of this year’s great breakout acts, London’s Sons of Kemet. Parallel pioneers of extended vocal techniques, Joan La Barbara and Meredith Monk, perform, plus groundbreaking outsider visual artist and improvisational singer Lonnie Holley. Rhiannon Giddens returns with two new projects after delivering the keynote address at Big Ears 2018, and Kayhan Kalhor, the revered master of the Iranian fiddle known as the kamancheh, performs solo and with the polyglot string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Big Ears 2019 will also provide a platform for some of music’s most exciting emerging artists. Knoxville native Yves Tumor has released one of the best albums of 2018 with the mutated soul of Safe in the Hands of Love. Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia builds worlds of radiant noise and rhythm on his ANTI- debut Breaking English, while young Scottish cellist Peter Gregson is readying his audacious Deutsche Grammophon introduction, a modern reinterpretation of Bach’s Cello Suites. 32


Electronic composer Kara-Lis Coverdale, breathless instrumental trio The Messthetics, Nashville ambient experts Coupler, South African guitar phenom Derek Gripper: The fresh talent pool at Big Ears 2019 is as compelling as it has ever been. More than ever before, however, Big Ears is not merely a festival of headliners and supporting acts. In 2019, Big Ears presents more than 10 distinct special programs that are unique to the festival altogether or are in some of their earliest performances. To wit, Big Ears 2019 presents one of the first productions of TRIPTYCH, a multimedia project that explores the legacy of provocative New York photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Combining large-scale projections of his work with new music by The National’s Bryce Dessner and interpretations of Monteverdi’s madrigals by stunning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, TRIPTYCH includes the writings of Essex Hemphill and Mapplethorpe’s longtime mutual muse, Patti Smith. Under the direction of the brilliant Daniel Fish, TRIPTYCH arrives in Knoxville almost exactly 30 years after Mapplethorpe’s untimely death. The Nashville Ballet presents the first performance of Lucy Negro Redux outside of its hometown premiere, a program based around the hypothetical life of Shakespeare’s “Dark Lady,” for whom he penned many of his most famous sonnets. Composed by Grammy-winning singersongwriter and Big Ears veteran, Rhiannon Giddens, and based on the 2015 book Lucy, Negro Reduxby Nashville’s Caroline Randall Williams, who will narrate the work, Lucyis a reflection on love and equality in a world where those states of being are not always easy to find. Fifty years after Manfred Eicher launched ECM Records, Big Ears will offer a timely focus on the ever-vital record label, with a series of performances highlighting the label’s pioneering past and rich present, exploring both its jazz and classical pedigrees. The programs include concerts by free jazz titans The Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Carla Bley Trio with Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard, drummer Jack DeJohnette with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, trumpet master Wadada Leo Smith (performing his early masterpiece Divine Love), Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Ralph Towner, the Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan duo. Meredith Monk, and violist Kim Kashkashian and pianist Robert Levin. Representatives of the label’s new vanguard include a collaboration between Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn, Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN, trumpeters Avishai Cohen and Mathias Eick and their bands, plus the trio of emerging Israeli piano star Shai Maestro. More artists will be added to the Big Ears’ ECM roster in the months to come. Across three nights, ambient pioneer Harold Budd presents a career overview featuring new arrangements of many of his classics, as well as multiple world premieres of new works, with the support of his son Terrence, the ACME

String Quartet, Knoxville-based experimental collaborative Nief-Norf, and composer Tim Story. Alvin Lucier – another legendary composer, known for his musical inquiries into the very nature of sound – delivers his work across multiple days, including performances of his seminal I Am Sitting in a Room and Bird and Person Dyning. The Ever Present Orchestra, featuring Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi, plays more of Lucier’s work, as does Joan La Barbara, the inventor of multiple extended techniques for voice. In her own concert, dubbed Voice is the Original Instrument, La Barbara will present an overview of her own astonishing compositions. Speaking of innovative singers, Theo Bleckmann performs two unique programs: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bushand Berlin: Songs of Love and War, Peace and Exile. Essential British guitarist and singersongwriter Richard Thompson delivers his Killed in Action, a string-supported song cycle about the human horrors of World War I, just four months after the hundredth anniversary of the great conflict’s end. Just weeks after the world premiere of The Way Forth, a folk opera about the hardships of centuries of women in Kentucky, leading composer and pianist Rachel Grimes offers the second performance with a unique chamber ensemble. The International Contemporary Ensemble presents three concerts, including works by four vital living women composers. They play pieces by Iceland’s Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose music they have recorded for an album due in November; a work developed in collaboration with the daring experimental violinist Carla Kihlstedt, At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire; plus music from Ellen Reid, a Tennessee native; and Ashley Fure, part of an acclaimed recent premiere by the New York Philharmonic. In the coming weeks, Big Ears will announce even more of its 2019 programming, including the second edition of its all-night, 12 -hour drone concert and a series of panels and workshops. The Big Ears film festival – recently dubbed one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the United States – “an experimental answer to SXSW” – will return under the direction of Paul Harris and Darren Hughes of Knoxville’s Public Cinema. Tickets for Big Ears Festival 2019 are on sale now at www.bigearsfestival.com. Enhanced ticket packages include new perks for the VIP Sonic Explorer ticket, such as access to exclusive kick-off and after-party events and more. In addition, individual donors who support Big Ears Festival can join the Friends of Big Ears program, where benefits include special experiences between now and the festival and a discount on 2019 passes. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Big Ears Festival provides free programming to the community thanks to generous festival sponsors and partners. More information is available on the Big Ears website under the “support” section.




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These simple yet elegantly designed deer will recreate the beautiful elements of nature within your home. Their natural and enduring beauty transcends the winter season and makes an extraordinary addition to your home’s décor. Available exclusively at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623.


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New Year, new furniture! This 10 ft x 8 ft performance fabric sectional is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. Originally $3,700, but now only $2,960! Available to order in left or right arm configurations and includes 3 dark velvet and 3 window pane throw pillows. Available at Shae Design Studio, 10420 Kingston Pike, Suite C in Knoxville, 865.313.2656, www.shaedesigns.com.


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January in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


018 WAS an interesting year. We saw temperature swings that gave us 80 degrees in February, 32 degrees in April, and a few miserable days in November and December. We got abundant rainfall, but we also had an abundance of diseases and insects. I have no idea what the New Year will hold, so we need to be like the Scouts and “Be Prepared!” Here is a to-do list to get you going on that preparation: » Unless this is the first time you are reading my articles, you already know that the first thing I am going to tell you is to go outside and walk around! It is so much easier to fix problems if you don’t wait until spring to get started. Here are the things you need to look for: 1. Check your trees for signs of damage. Look for obvious dead areas, but also look for heavy lichen growth, shelf mushrooms, oozing wounds, and/or woodpecker holes. You don’t want to learn about a stressed

tree by having it fall on your house! Call an arborist if you have concerns. 2. Next check your smaller trees and shrubs for signs of damage, insects, and disease. Make notes of what you need to prune, treat, move, or remove. You also need to make sure that falling leaves and needles do not get caught inside the plant and build up, because that makes a great place for insects and/or fungal spores to overwinter. 3. Sometimes perennials will heave themselves out of the ground as the temperature fluctuates. If yours do that, gently push them back into the soil. Some may also need to be cut back or mulched for protection. While you are making notes, annotate any that will need to be moved or divided this year. 4. Do your pansies need to be fertilized? They are heavy feeders, so don’t wait too long between applications. We want them to be healthy and gorgeous this spring! » It is no secret that January is not my






favorite month, but it is a great month for planning. Magazines, TV shows, and Pinterest are great sources of ideas for your perfect garden. Think about how you use you yard and what you would like to do differently. Do you want an area for a firepit? Would you like a fountain or water feature? Do you want to grow a vegetable garden this year? Add to your list and come see us if you need help. » January is also a good month to prune a few things, but please remember that you are preforming a surgical procedure on a living thing. Don’t just start whacking like some deranged Edward Scissorhands! Don’t cut anything until you educate yourself about what you should or shouldn’t prune and the correct procedure for doing it. If you are a Crape Murderer, please, please, please stop! Southern Living has a great step-by-step guide on their website, or just call us with any pruning questions. » Why is it that the plants that you least want are the ones that grow best? Weeds just laugh at the cold and keep going. Herbicides don’t usually work when temperatures are low, so that means you must get down and dirty to get rid of them. Dig those suckers up and apply Preen religiously to keep them from returning. » Keep your garden yearnings at bay with a few houseplants that will reward you with clean air. Dust them or rinse them in the sink periodically to keep their pores from getting clogged. You may find that they need less water during the winter months, but the dry air in a home is stressful. Running a humidifier or placing plants in a pebble lined tray of water will help your plants stay happy through the winter. Treat any insects that appear with Insecticidal soap. Mealybugs can be treated with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip. » If your soil is naked, please dress it with mulch or chopped leaves. Mulch keeps temperatures and moisture levels stable. Three inches is adequate, and no volcanoes! Never pile it around the trunk. » I will repeat my monthly plea for the birds: Keep feeders and birdbaths clean and full! Don’t allow food to mold in the feeders, as this will make the birds sick. If food has molded, clean the feeder well and rinse with a very mild bleach solution and then again with water. Once it dries, refill with fresh seed. As a reminder, we are closed on Sunday and Monday during January and February. Call or stop by if there is anything we can help you with, and have a safe and happy New Year!

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Why Not Stay Cool and Dry in 2019?


LTHOUGH MOST FAMILY events have moved indoors for the winter, you’ve got plenty of time to surprise your loved ones this New Year with a special resolution that will provide unlimited out-of-door events in 2019 that the entire family can actually enjoy all year-round. Winter is the perfect time to install the totally unique underdeck ceiling system from Undercover Systems under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdeck system will ensure that this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, snow, and the searing summertime sun. “Winter is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door events in 2019,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is completed to your satisfaction. And because your project will be completed this winter, you can begin enjoying your new outdoor spaces at the first sign of spring.” Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps to extend your family’s out-of-doors experience. You’ll appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from their years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architectural and landscaping plans. Also, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your home’s underdecking system was installed using components engineered by Undercover Systems specifically for your project and not the generic, one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf components found at the big box stores used by the competition. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family in 2019 with a New Year’s resolution to enjoy unlimited and memorable out-of-door family activities this year? Call Jim Conn today at 423-267-0091 and let the memories begin. Undercover Systems

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Moving… A Good Time to Organize? Custom laundry room storage by Closets by McKenry


NEW HOME makes life a little busy and stressful, but staying organized in the process and at the new home sure helps. Closets by McKenry owner and custom closet designer and professional organizer, Chris McKenry, answers common homeowner questions regarding moving. EK: What is the single most important thing for a homeowner to do prior to moving?

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the correct room of your new home where the contents will be used, which is not necessarily in the same area of your new home. Even before the move, your personal organizer will help you be more organized. This makes unpacking much easier. EK: What does the homeowner need to do to prepare their new home prior to moving? Chris: Ask yourself if your new home meets your storage needs. Unpacking will be much easier if the pantry, closets, and even the laundry room and garage have storage systems that work for you. Don’t think of a closet as just a place to keep “stuff” behind a door but as a good storage design and place to showcase your collections in a way that brings you joy. EK: We’re moved. Now what? Chris: When unpacking, sort by category in every room and then start placing. In closets, use uniform hangers so everything will hang at the same level and clothes will not be playing hide and seek. Utilize walls for vertical storage. Open wall space works well for ties and belts in closets or pots and pans in the pantry. Line a wall with shelves if you need storage in a garage or basement. I love the beauty of stylish design and architecture, and there is something appealing about a wall of modern shelves organized into zones. A slat wall is also a fun way to organize a work space. EK: Any final thoughts? Chris: The best and most important moving tip is to declutter before you pack the old house. There is a lot of junk hiding in our homes that is no longer important. With the clutter gone, all that is left to organize is what will enhance your new home and life. Chris McKenry provides custom closet design and professional organizing services to unpack your home.

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Breathing Radon & Don’t Know It?



in homes, work spaces, or schools is a serious health and safety concern. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Surgeon General support the importance of testing for radon. Winter is a great time to have a radon test done while you have “closed conditions” when windows aren’t opened and there’s less foot traffic going in and out.

Q: Are there really that many homes with high levels of radon?

A: The EPA estimates that one

in every 15 homes (three out of every 10 locally) are above the level of 4.0 pCi/L and need radon mitigation. Q: How does radon gas get into a home? A: It seeps through cracks, construction joints, gaps around pipes, cavities inside walls, and other openings in the foundation. Once confined inside a structure, radon gas can become more concentrated. Q: Why does the EPA advise using a radon remediation professional? A: Lowering high radon levels requires technical knowledge and special skills to properly assess the problem and determine the right method for remediation. Some techniques prevent radon from entering your home, while others reduce radon levels after it has entered. Dayton’s technicians perform radon services in compliance with the radon gas industry’s recommended practices. Test your house now and receive $25 OFF a continuous electronic monitoring test ($150 list price) or $50 OFF a radon mitigation system (one coupon limit). Other services provided by Dayton’s include convenient quarterly perimeter pest control (rodents/ spiders/ants, etc.), carpenter bee control (Apr-Aug), mosquito treatment (May-Oct), fall invaders (AugNov), one-time pest control, bedbug elimination, VA/ FHA termite inspections, fungicide/moldicide treatments, and CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation.

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A Night with the Arts: A Concert in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Orchestra, in collaboration with several other arts groups, will present A Night with the Arts: A Celebration Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 20, at 6 pm at the Tennessee Theatre. This concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville with support from Knox County Commissioner Evelyn Gill. No tickets are required to attend this free performance. The concert’s theme is “The Courage to Lead with a Greater Determination.” KSO Resident Conductor, James Fellenbaum, conducts the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra joined by the Celebration Choir, directed by Aaron Staple. The performance will include drama, spoken word, and digital stories woven throughout the concert by members of the Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., directed by Linda Parris-Bailey. The Celebration Choir will perform gospel songs, including “We Shall Overcome.” Other musical selections include music from Antonin Dvorak and Richard Rodgers’ “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music.

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The You and Me Tour: An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb February 9 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm• Bijou Theatre


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It’s a New Year… A New, Organized You! T

HE NEW YEAR is the perfect time to hit the reset button. In fact, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized. Why? Research reveals that on average, we waste 10 minutes a day – 2.5 days a year – looking for things we’ve misplaced. It clearly pays to get organized, because time is one commodity we can’t recover. Everyone knows a Sentimental Sherry or Hoarding Homer who hang on to stacks of old magazines, bags of Beanie Babies, or an over-stuffed closet of clothes that haven’t been worn in years. And in the garage… well, that ends up being storage for everything that won’t fit in the house! There are also benefits from being organized, such as reducing stress and generating greater productivity. However, getting organized can often feel overwhelming, so here are some tips on getting started. Schedule the Time to Organize Like any other appointment, plan time to organize. If you don’t plan the time, it’s too easy to put it off until another time, which means it may never get done. Start Small Trying to organize your entire house in a week is enthusiastic but unrealistic. Start with a space that’s an organizational priority, or choose one closet or even a drawer. Small victories in organizing will encourage you to focus on bigger projects.

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Clear the Clutter In each room, remove items that are no longer needed. Place them in piles for donating, recycling, or tossing away. Then make a list of organizational items you need, such as additional shelving in the children’s rooms or cabinets in the laundry. Straighten Up the Garage and Front Entry One of the most important areas of the house to keep neat is the entrance to your home. If you always enter and exit through disorder, you’ll carry that clutter – emotionally and physically – into the rest of your home and out into the world. Having a clean entryway and garage flows into the rest of your home and life. Organize Your Closet To help you get organized, invite a friend over so it feels more celebratory as you decide what items to keep, donate, or toss. Then organize

clothes by style, color, and season so everything can be seen at a glance. Add shelving so shoes can be easily seen. Install belt or scarf racks to end the search for disappearing accessories. If your closet is a wire system, consider investing in an affordable, custom-designed closet to maximize available space. A custom closet can add 30% more storage space than wire shelving or do-it-yourself kits. Stay Organized Keep everything in order by spending just 15 minutes a day decluttering. An organized home reduces stress by also decluttering your mind so you can focus on the important things in life. From the closet to the garage, Tailored Living can help organize every room in the house. Using 3D design software, Tailored Living’s organization specialists listen to your needs, create a computer model of your new system, and provide a quote – all in one visit. With Tailored Living helping you get organized, this is one New Year’s resolution you can keep!

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Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar Available for 2019 Monthly Tips, Management Templates, and More from UT Extension Experts


and growers across the state can now utilize a free resource for planting in 2019. The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan for home vegetable gardens. “The 2018 calendar was extremely useful and well received, so we want to continue that momentum for Tennessee growers,” said Natalie Bumgarner, UT Extension plant sciences expert. “The 2019 calendar features all of the information and tips of the 2018 calendar, with additions of the newest research crop spotlights and management tips.” The calendar includes tips for scheduling planting, harvest, and general management. It is formatted like a regular calendar, and you can print and display in a convenient area or use on your computer throughout the year. 42


Also included in the calendar are monthly tasks for growers and an area for taking notes about that month’s weather and crop observations. The calendar is area-specific as well, with suggestions for East, Middle, and West Tennessee. The frost/freeze probable dates for 12 Tennessee communities is also included in this year’s calendar. The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable

Calendar is available for download from the UT Extension website, and the final pages of the file include management templates for crops, climate, pests, and diseases. The file also includes fillable boxes that enable it to be used as an electronic record keeping system for gardeners who do not wish to print the file. To download your copy of the Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden 2019 Calendar, visit www.extension.tennessee.edu/publications and type “2019 calendar” into the search bar. Bumgarner also points out the PDF contains links to connect readers to other UT Extension gardening resources, denoted by green text throughout the calendar. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions.™ through teaching, discovery, and service. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu. Photo courtesy of UTIA

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show Returns to the Knoxville Convention Center February 1-3


MORE THAN 40 years, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the evolution of trends in home improvement, landscape design, décor, and more. The 2019 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show will be at the Knoxville Convention Center February 1-3. The show hours are 10 am to 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, February 3. Hundreds of exhibitors will offer innovative new ideas for your home and garden at the show. Seven incredible Grand Gardens will be created by local landscape design firms. The Art Market will feature unique art made by regional artists. At the How-To Stage presented by Discovery, television personalities and experts will provide tips on lifestyle, interior design, home improvement, and gardening. Finally, check out our “She Shed, He Shed” area sponsored by Tuff Sheds to get ideas and tips on how to decorate your own backyard getaway. On the Dine & Design Stage, local chefs will prepare meals complete with presentation



tips to make your food look as good as it tastes. See what’s blooming at the Herb and Flower Market, and bring the kids to the Children’s Creation Station, which will feature fun crafts and entertainment just for them. You’ll even spot some favorite children’s TV characters on the show floor. The 2019 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union. This event is the largest fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and helps keep 99% of Dogwood Arts events free to all each year. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+ and military, and FREE for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online in advance at www.dogwoodarts.com. Purchase your tickets at any ORNL Federal Credit Union location and receive a $1 discount. For more information, call 865-6374561 or visit www.dogwoodarts.com. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.

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Discover an Affordable Home Update for 2019 B Y B EC K Y H U N T, CO - OWNER OF PREMIERE CONSIGNMENT


of the New Year, it’s time to act on one of your top resolutions for 2019: Updating your home’s interior. No doubt you’ve begun considering new color schemes, wallpaper, tile, carpeting, and hardwood flooring, but what about your home’s furnishings, art, accent rugs, and home décor? Updating your home can be an expensive undertaking, and if you’re closely watching your budget during retirement, like most of us, you’re likely in search of cost-effective solutions to your New Year’s updating resolution. Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help you. Premiere Consignment takes delivery of gently used, name brand furniture, home décor items, art, and Oriental rugs every day from homeowners who have relocated here from other areas of the country, in addition to items from homeowners who have downsized and from estate sales. Premiere Consignment features art from wellknown regional and national artists, furniture from Henredon, Lane, La-Z-Boy, Bernhardt, Hooker, Stickley, Drexel, Bassett, and more, and quality Oriental rugs from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Turkey, and beyond. One other thing you’ll discover at Premiere Consignment is savings of up to 90% off original full retail pricing, providing you with the financial incentive to tackle any New Year’s home updating resolution. Interested? The best place to start is by making a list of furniture, art, décor, and area rugs you are considering in your home’s update. Second, visit Premiere Consignment with your list. We can show you the inventory we have on hand and contact you in the future when we take delivery of items on your list. The other way is to visit us often, as new inventory items arrive almost every day. If you’re ready to act on your New Year’s home decorating update resolution, why not visit us today at Premiere Consignment in nearby Tellico Village and begin enjoying that new upscale, showroom quality look you’ve been dreaming of for 2019?

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Smoky Mountain Retreat Tellico Plains Located on the rapids of the Tellico River and the scenic Cherohala Skyway in the Cherohala National Forest

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Fully Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces This Spring B Y S T E V E K R AW C Z Y K , OWNER OF SCREENS OF E AST TENNES SEE



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are creating popular outdoor “rooms” such as porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently installed grills, refrigerators, work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof. But flying and biting insects often prevent homeowners from fully enjoying their new outdoor living spaces. Well, the solution is retractable screens. When combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these innovative retractable screen solutions enhance and promote your outdoor living experience by providing both shade and protection from annoying, biting insects, allowing family and friends to spend more time on patios. Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. And the best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many of the available retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. These retractable screens are available in a variety of custom colors and wood grain finishes that help blend your screens with your home’s interior or exterior color schemes. The screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and can be connected to your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is needed. Why not make a New Year’s resolution this year that your entire family can enjoy? Create a season of memorable out-of-door living experiences with family and friends in 2019 with retractable screens from Screens of East Tennessee. For more information about retractable screen options, visit www.phantomscreens.com.

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New Year Fresh Start I


HAVE a confession: I am not a clean freak. As much as my husband may

wish I was, he didn’t get that in the “package” when we said “I do.” Don’t get me wrong, I love a clean house, but I just don’t have the eye or determination to obtain the level of perfection I see in others. I can KEEP something tidy if it starts clean, but if it’s already a mess, I often don’t know WHERE to start. A while back we had a huge party. Our guests made several trips in and out, and by the time they left, our floors were filthy. Much of the dirt had been ground into the carpet, as well as the tile and grout. I was completely overwhelmed. I looked at my husband with my puppy dog eyes hoping he would whip out the “equipment.” Instead, he told me all we needed to do was to wipe the tile and grout with hot water and to simply vacuum the carpets. To my astonishment, ALL traces of the party were erased. Earlier that year we had deep-cleaned and sealed our tile and grout, and John had used Teflon guard on our cleaned carpets. Never had our floors been put to such a test, but because we had been proactive, they were back to perfection with minimal effort. If your carpets experienced some abuse this season, you will want to address the problem before it gets out of hand. After an intensive deep-down sanitizing clean, which ensures the entire carpet structure is clean and sanitized, you may opt to apply a Teflon guard. This additional step acts as a layer of protection to the carpet fiber to reduce wear, as well as to repel soil. Tile and grout is where we really shine. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Surface Doc uses a perfect combination of pressure, heat, and extraction to remove all foreign contaminants from floors, leaving them deep-down clean and sanitized. Homeowners are then offered the option to seal, which further protects the integrity of the floor and makes maintenance a breeze. Perhaps this holiday season was particularly brutal to your home and you need a professional cleaning company. Let Surface Doc help you get your home in tip-top shape to start the New Year. You will find it much easier to maintain a clean home if you start with clean. Call John today at 865-567-1986 or visit www.SurfaceDoc.com.

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How Organization Brings You More Joy E VERYONE LOVES

organization. An organized space looks great, but it’s also incredibly useful because it can help free up your time so you can get more joy in your life. Whether it’s a daily morning walk or quality time with family, everyone could use more time in their day – and getting organized can help. When all your pantry items, countertop appliances, and dishware are easy to spot and easy to reach, you can save tons of time in your day. A few minutes saved when emptying your dishwasher or making a sandwich might not feel like much, but that time really adds up. What would you do with an extra 20-30 minutes each day? ShelfGenie Solutions can help you get organized. Glide-Out™ shelves can increase your storage space by 50% and pull out the full depth of your cabinets and pantry. That means you can reduce the clutter in your home and make locating and retrieving items much easier. This will also make your space feel more open, so you’ll feel as if you’re cooking in a whole new kitchen. Plus, having more space just might encourage you to be more adventurous with your meals, throw dinner parties with friends, and dine out less often. Along with getting more space and time, being organized can help you feel happier each day. In fact, the Huffington Post has reported that clutter can increase stress levels and can even lead to lower productivity. That means that being organized and decluttering your space can help you work better, enjoy your space more, and feel more relaxed at home. To see how ShelfGenie Solutions can give you more time, space, and joy, give us a call at 865-409-1197 or learn more at www.ShelfGenie. com/East-Tennessee.


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Salvage Shop University


NOX HERITAGE Salvage Shop is excited to introduce a new workshop series on salvage repurposing and upcycling titled Salvage Shop University! The series will kick off in January and will reoccur once per month throughout 2019. Class topics will include How to Paint and Distress Furniture, How to Restore and Refinish Antique Furniture, Salvage Welding, and Upcycled Décor, with other topics to be developed early in 2019. The University plans to include some “Make and Take” workshops, where students will be able to craft an item and take it home with them. The kick-off workshop will be January 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Knox Heritage Salvage Shop, located at 619 N Broadway Street in Knoxville. During this workshop, instructor Ashley Costerisan will be teaching attendees how to paint and distress furniture that is beyond restoration. Refreshments will be provided with the course. It will be a great time and a unique learning opportunity, so come join us! The cost is $35 per ticket. We 48


will have a limited number of seats due to allocated space. For workshop updates, like and follow the Salvage Shop University page at www. facebook.com/khsalvageshopuniversity. We will have each workshop listed in the events section, with a link to where you can purchase a ticket to attend the course through Eventbrite. Seats are limited. Find the kick-off January 10th Furniture Painting & Distressing Workshop event at www.facebook.com/events/2223376551020003. All workshop proceeds will benefit the Knox Heritage Salvage Shop.

Established in 1974 as a non-profit historic preservation organization, Knox Heritage is chartered by the state of Tennessee and governed by a board of directors. Membership in the organization is by annual dues, which are tax deductible, and is comprised of individuals, businesses, and organizations that recognize the importance of historic preservation.

About Knox Heritage The Knox Heritage mission is to preserve, restore, and transform historic places. This mission is fulfilled in seven primary ways: Educational programming, preservation advocacy, the Vintage Properties Revolving Fund, special events that connect people to places, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, our Salvage Shop, and Historic Westwood.

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

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Amish Excellence On-Trend Designs… American Originals


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N - T R E N D typically has not been an expression used in the past to describe Amish hand-crafted furniture unless you have visited Amish Excellence recently. Our Amish craftsmen have combined the skills they have acquired throughout generations with cutting-edge designs to create on-trend designs that can work in nearly every setting within your home, regardless of your personal tastes. Of course the major benefit for our customers is not only the availability of furniture pieces that embrace currently popular designs, but also the fact that they are investing in the highest quality made furniture available anywhere, directly from our personally selected Amish craftsmen who produce your furniture, one piece at a time, in small woodworking shops located on family farms just as they have for centuries. With a passion for quality, our craftsmen create custom-made furniture from 100% American hardwoods, using what I like to describe as the “softer side” of Amish furniture design, which combines rich and luxurious leathers and an extensive array of fabrics to create exquisite upholstered bedroom furniture, sofas, love seats, recliners, rockers, side



Our furniture is kid and pet-friendly!

chairs, and more. Add to this a broad palette of paints, stains, and finishes that you will not likely find at the big box furniture stores and you can take pride in knowing that your fine furniture pieces are one-of-a-kind originals that are not manufactured by the hundreds and thousands on an off-shore assembly line. Another trend I’ve recognized as of late is the growing desire to both buy American and to become more environmentally friendly. All of our furniture is manufactured from 100% sustainable American hardwoods by Amish craftsmen who have earned a reputation of

being true stewards of the land. I would like to personally invite you to visit our newly expanded showroom and to discover for yourself the latest in on-trend and American original furniture pieces from the finest Amish craftsmen in America. Prepare to be amazed!

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Giant Leopard Its Blooms Stand Out in the Winter B Y A L E X A N D R I A S M I T H , R E S E A R C H S P EC I A L I S T, U T G A R D E N S , K N OX V I L L E


something unique to your shade garden this year? Farfugium japonicum ‘Giganteum’, commonly known as Giant Leopard plant or simply farfugium, is one of my favorite foliage plants in the gardens. This clump-forming perennial has glossy, leathery foliage that adds dramatic texture and gives a tropical feel to even the most lackluster spaces in a garden, and as a bonus, it blooms in late fall when few other plants are in flower. Like the species, leaves are thick and are deep green in color, but as its name implies, Giganteum leaves are can grow up to 18 inches across. While other species of farfugium like full shade, this one does best with a few hours of dappled sun in well-drained moist soil. Farfugium will wilt during our extreme summer temperatures or in dry spells but thrives if sited correctly and is not allowed to go dry. Hardy from zones 7 to 10, foliage is semievergreen during mild winters but dies back to the ground once temperatures are around 20 degrees Fahrenheit with new foliage emerging in spring. With the mild winter in East Tennessee last year, our clumps in the Cornelia B. Holland Hosta Garden bloomed in December and foliage lasted until mid January. The daisylike blooms are bright yellow and emerge on tall, leafless stalks and provide an unexpected burst of color in the gray of winter. Farfugium is fairly low maintenance and does not have any serious disease or pest problems, but it is susceptible to foliar slug damage. Remove spent leaves throughout the season and cut off flower stalks when blooming is done. For best results, planting should occur in spring for healthy establishment. Again, be sure and provide deep watering during hot summer months to keep farfugium looking lush. Farfugium is most effective if planted in mass, near ponds or streams, woodland gardens, perennial borders, or in containers. In shade gardens, the striking foliage provides a nice contrast with companion plants such as hostas, ferns, Japanese maples, columbine, and astilbe. Like hostas, you can’t have just one in your garden. In addition to Giganteum, other interesting cultivars include ‘Aureomaculata’ and ‘Crispatum’. Both are hardy from zones 7 to 10. Guaranteed to attract the eye, Aureomaculata also features deep green glossy foliage but sports bright yellow irregular spots. Crispatum is lighter green with striking ruffled margins. These cultivars and Giganteum will begin to satisfy a farfugium addiction that seems to begin whenever any gardener starts with



one plant. While readily available in its native home of Japan, several cultivars have slowly made their way to North America during the last decade. Visit your local nurseries or shop online for available selections. 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 A. Smith, courtesy UTIA

Five Creative Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Wood in Your Home


a n i n c re d i b l e story that’s taken centuries to write. Some pieces may come from 18th and 19th century barns. Others may come from warehouses and factories built during the Industrial Revolution. Because of its varying origins, reclaimed wood exhibits characteristics that cannot be replicated, and no two boards are alike. You can sometimes discover exceptionally tight grain patterns, nail holes, weathered colors, rich patinas, saw marks, or other stunning characteristics in these one-of-a-kind products. You will be able to create a space as unique as your taste with genuine reclaimed wood. And because there are so many ways to incorporate it in your home, from floor to ceiling, your only limitation will be your imagination. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate reclaimed wood into your home or office:

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5. Reclaimed Trim & Baseboards

product to create an accent wall, reclaimed wood is the perfect solution. An accent wall of Grey-Brown Barn Siding, with its nail holes, deep grain texture, and weathered knots, can transform any space.

4. Fireplace Mantels

Reclaimed Fireplace Mantels are historic masterpieces of both beauty and style. We handcraft our Fireplace Mantels from generations’ old historic beams that supported old agricultural and industrial structures. Our Hand-Hewn Mantels feature original axe marks, while our Rough Sawn Mantels offer a smoother surface.

Even in the largest projects, the smallest details often make the biggest difference. The addition of Grey-Brown Barn siding, window trimand baseboards will perfectly complement the other reclaimed wood elements in your home or office. We would love to demonstrate for you just how reclaimed wood can be creatively incorporated in your residential and commercial projects, from those applications already listed to beams, wooden vents, stair systems, and more. To learn more, you are invited to contact us to discover how reclaimed wood products can create the totally unique “showcase” look you’ve been searching for in your home or business.

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1. Wide Plank Flooring

Reclaimed wood offers a remarkable and durable wide plank flooring experience. It is often available in much wider widths and longer lengths than today’s typical hardwood flooring. Antique Historic Planks may contain a blend of original saw marks, mixtures of grain patterns, and light and dark boards.

2. Reclaimed Wood for Ceilings

Reclaimed wood can also create stunning ceiling treatments. Authentic Reclaimed Barn Siding is a perfect solution for this application. Our Reclaimed Barn Siding comes from antique barns and other wooden structures that our craftsmen de-nail, hand inspect, and kiln dry to ensure it is of the highest quality. Grey-Brown Barn Siding is particularly unique in that it renders a weathered patina from direct exposure to exterior elements during its lifetime.

3. Reclaimed Wood for Walls

We weren’t joking when we said reclaimed wood could be used for floors, ceilings, and everything in between. If you are looking for a



Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art Alive After Five with Smooth Sailor January 11 from 6 to 8:30 pm Based in Knoxville, Smooth Sailor is a seven-member band (Chris Canada, guitar; Pat Baker, percussion/vocals; Dave Campbell, percussion/vocals; Jason Day, keyboards; Andy Campbell, drums/vocals; David Peeples, bass; and Thomas Osborn, guitar) that combines top-notch musicianship with crowd-engaging showmanship as they perform an amazing repertoire of timeless songs. Smooth Sailor charts a course for pure listening – and dancing! – pleasure, presenting timeless ’70s and ’80s “yacht rock” at its finest! If you’re not familiar with “yacht rock,” that’s because it’s a fairly recently coined term for a broad music style and aesthetic that was known as the West Coast Sound or adult-oriented rock. Artists covered include Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Little River Band, Toto, Kenny Loggins, and many more! All aboard! Alive After Five with the Streamliners Swing Orchestra January 18 from 6 to 8:30 pm The Streamliners Swing Orchestra is one of the truly marvelous musical treasures of Knoxville and one of the all-time favorites at AA5. Formed as a smaller band more than 20 years ago years ago by bassist Mischa Goldman and trumpeters Mike Spirko and Thomas Heflin, the Streamliners soon blossomed into the fabulous 17-member unit that they are today. This swingin’ big band plays the classics of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee, with a little Louis Jordan and Louis Prima mixed in for extra fun! Alive After Five with the Wallace Coleman Band January 25 from 6 to 8:30 pm A native of Morristown, TN, Wallace Coleman was captivated by blues music as a young boy listening to Nashville’s WLAC on the radio. He left Tennessee to find work in 54


Cleveland, Ohio, and was playing harmonica in Guitar Slim’s band when he caught the ear of Robert Lockwood, Jr., stepson of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson. He played in Lockwood’s band for 10 years and performed on the Grammy-nominated CD “I Gotta Find Me a Woman.” Coleman formed his own band in 1997, and his fifth CD, “Blues in the Wind,” is a tribute to Lockwood. He continues to tour in Europe and South America, as well as the U.S., and he returns to his native East Tennessee every winter to perform with his band at AA5 and other area venues. Alive After Five with The Fine Colombians: A Steely Dan Tribute February 1 from 6 to 8:30 pm Rolling Stone magazine called Steely Dan “the perfect musical antiheroes for the seventies.” We’re not really sure what that means, but we do know that even to this day, long after they broke up in 1981, the music of Steely Dan remains iconic and instantly recognizable with its blend of jazz, traditional pop, and R&B with cryptic and ironic lyrics. The music is also complex enough to intimidate most bands from attempting to perform it. About 12 years ago in Knoxville, bassist Scott Robbins and guitarist Bryan David

Lee began pondering that possibility. Some years later, Robbins mentioned this dream to vocalist/pianist Kenneth Scott Eggert, a childhood friend whom he hadn’t seen in 15 years until Eggert moved to Asheville, North Carolina. After finishing his doctorate in music in 2017, Eggert, aka “Dr. K,” began working on some arrangements for Steely Dan tunes, complete with horns and backup singers. Only a few months later, six more excellent musicians – Mike Spirko (trumpet), Dave Eckman (alto sax), Bob Knapp (tenor sax), Scott Fugate (drums), and backing vocalists Meredith Whitehead and Michele Williams – assembled with Dr. K, Robbins and Lee and started rehearsing like mad. The debut of The Fine Colombians: A Steely Dan Tribute at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville in December 2017 was a hit, as their other shows since then in Knoxville and Asheville have been. We look forward to The Fine Colombians coming to AA5 to “make tonight a wonderful thing.” Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $10 with membership or college student ID. Tickets are free for ages 17 and under. All tickets are sold at the door. For more information, visit www.knoxart.org.

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs

Highlights Towards our mission, we were able to provide five wounded veterans with mobility assistance service dogs: Air Force veteran Shawn Pederson with “Vanner,” U.S. Army/ Special Forces veteran Dave Brace with “Dolly,” U.S. Marine veteran Walt Hutton with “Buster,” U.S. Army veteran Corey Godsey with “Nitro,” and U.S. Army veteran Chuck Stewart with “Sadie.”

Facilities Progress We have been asked a lot: “When are you going to break ground for your new SMSD/ Canine Training Center?” Actually, thanks to our Board Architect, Bill Taylor, and Facilities Development Coordinator, Jim Goyert, we already have, unofficially. In order to run the new power line to the construction site, our friends at Pipeline Construction and Pree’s Trees came out to offer their assistance at no charge. An old storage shed was demolished, and an outside storage area was reconstructed. In addition, a construction storm water discharge plan was developed, submitted, and approved along with the project septic sewage disposal plan. Thanks to Dick Snyder and Bill Koepp, our Veterans Memorial was landscaped and lighted. Other projects during the year: Thanks to Karns HS JROTC, Loudon HS JROTC, Sitel, USAA, and Tellico Village VFW, all fencing and buildings received a 56


hat” only. We would love to be able to have our Grand Opening around Veterans Day 2019. When completed, our new Veteran/Canine Training Center should allow us to double the number of wounded veterans and families we can serve.

new coat of paint, the front and back porch of the home were stained, and new carpeting and molding were installed inside of the property home. Moving forward, excavation/grading will start shortly, and final plans will be submitted to Loudon County Planning and Zoning (approval should not take long). In March, Morton Buildings will be moving materials to the site and begin construction. Ben Testerman of Testerman Restoration will serve as our general contractor, donating his time and talents for interior finish out work. Our Veterans/Canine Training Center will be approximately 6,500 square feet, with kennel area being 2,500 square feet, indoor training 2,700 square feet, and grooming area, feeding area, med/exam area, conference room, and offices taking the remaining space. It will be a very exciting year with a lot going on at the property. The construction area will be “hard

Volunteers and Donors This incredible journey would not be possible without the volunteers and giving spirit of individuals, organizations, corporate entities, grantors, and, of course ,our wonderful trainers Heather, Susan, Cassie, and Jennifer. We currently have more than 140 community volunteers serving in many capacities. We have also been blessed by significant growth in our donor base. Our Sustaining Partners are the foundation of our financial well-being. These entities have committed to supporting our mission each year: Altar’d State, Choice Spine, Citi Bank, Elizabeth Turner Campbell Foundation, Gary Lindsey Foundation, Good Neighbors Shoppe, Isotek, LLC, Natural Pet Supply, PawTree, PetSafe, PetSmart Charities, Remington Partners, Smoky Mountain Jeep Club, TN State Bank, Vanquish Worldwide, Weigel’s, Pull for Our Veterans. To assure all donors that we operate in the manner that we declare, we enlisted Ingram, Overholt, and Bean, P.C. to conduct our first Audited Financial Statement. To quote them, “In our opinion, the financial statements

extremely powerful interviews that will reinforce for all the result of our efforts towards the mission. The previous documentary was narrated by Gary Sinise. We are not sure who the narrator will be, but the documentary will be released in late 2019 or early 2020.

present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, as of December 31, 2017, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the year ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.” We continue to operate with a business model that insures more than 95% of revenue goes to the care/training of our canines and the wounded veterans we serve. Our Canines Currently we have 19 wonderful canines in training: Whiskey, Tango, York, Murphy, Gunner, Crockett, Cowboy, Banjo, Tucker, Toby, Hunter, Cade, Trooper, Dagger, Hooligan, Boomer, Spirit, Sandy, and Tracker. In addition to our ongoing facility work, 2019 will also be a busy time for client placements, with many “Passing of the Leash” graduations. We have several applicants approved and wonderful canines at the ready. We hope to place another five to six dogs during the year. National Exposure Ohio University in Athens, Ohio is putting together a wonderful documentary on

service dogs. They will feature three veterans with PTSD dogs and four veterans with mobility assistance service dogs. SMSD was selected as the organization to provide the mobility assistance piece. Just recently Ohio University representatives traveled to Tellico Village to film the SMSD portion. We arranged for them to interview Billy Marshall/Lucy, Jason Ehrhart/ Freedom, Bradley Walker/Bella, and Chad Farley/Brice. The first part of each interview was just the veteran on the Forrest Gump bench as the veteran talked about their life and their time in the military, all before their SMSD service dog. Then the dog joined as the veteran talked about their life after receiving their “battle buddy” SMSD canine. These are

Dates to Save in 2019 »» Friday, May 3 – PetSafe/SMSD Gala »» Saturday, June 8 – SMSD Challenge Golf Tournament »» Friday & Saturday, August 23 & 24 – Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion »» Saturday, September 28 – SMSD “Night for Patriots” fundraiser »» Pull for Our Veterans Sporting Clays – TBA »» Gary Lindsey Memorial Bass Tournament for SMSD – TBA »» Altar’d State Golf for Good for SMSD – TBA »» Fishing for Soldiers for SMSD – TBA Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is a 501(c) (3) organization. All tax-deductible donations can be made using PayPal on our website or mailed to SMSD, 110 Tooweka Circle, Loudon, TN 37774. For more information, visit www. smokymountainservicedogs.org. Januar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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DEREK TRUCKS T’S ALWAYS a compliment and an

honor when an artist agrees to sit with me for an interview more than one time. Such is the case with legendary guitarist, Derek Trucks, of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. For those who may not be familiar with Derek, here is the short version of his story. Considered a prodigy at a very young age, he managed to play alongside the great Buddy Guy before he was 13. He formed his selfnamed band when he was 15, and by the time he was 20, he had played with such icons as Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan, and Joe Walsh. His late uncle was the legendary Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, which played a bit of a role in Derek becoming a permanent member of that band at the young age of 20. At the age of 27, he worked with Eric Clapton on his LP, The Road to Escondido. Along the way, he married the lovely and immensely talented Susan Tedeschi and formed the 12-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band, which will be playing at the Tennessee Theatre on January 22nd and at Chattanooga’s Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium on the 23rd. It had been right at two years since I last spoke with Derek, so when I called him at his Florida home, I asked what all has happened since we last spoke. “Good to talk to you, again!” said Derek. “It’s been a long, crazy two years, man! The live record was a great highwater mark for the band. I think it’s been a long two years for the planet, but personally and as a band there’s been a lot of losses. It’s been a tough go on some levels. I feel that everything’s in a good place as a group. We just finished a new record and are just charging down the road, trying to keep the flame lit.” I asked Derek how the losses of his Uncle Butch and Gregg Allman affected his music,



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performing, and view of life. “Those guys and Colonel Bruce Hampton – who was basically a family member and a mentor in a lot of ways – those things happened all bunched up together,” he said. “Then, not long after that, we almost lost Kofi Burbridge, our keyboard player, who I’ve been with for 18 years. He’s still with us and crushing it, but it was touch and go there for a minute. “That stuff… it certainly changes your outlook on things, and in some ways, it makes you double-down on what you’re doing – especially with Colonel, Butch, and Gregg. It makes you want to keep that music going and keep it alive. There’s no time to waste. It makes you think of those things a little differently. There’s a lot of reflection when that stuff happens. It’s been a few years of that in a lot of ways. I think the record we just made is very much in that headspace. But you gotta carry on. You gotta keep rolling, and that’s what we do.” I asked what fans can expect from the Tedeschi Trucks Band shows during the Knoxville and Chattanooga shows on this tour. “It’s hard to know between now and then,” he said. “Next year we’ll have the new record coming out. We’ll probably be digging into

some of that stuff. There are 100+ tunes that we kinda pull from, so on any given night you just never really know. The band’s been feeling really good these last few years. It’s a powerful sound that comes off the stage. Susan – she’s singing and playing as good as I’ve ever heard her. I think if you start there, you’re in pretty good shape.” Since Derek touched on it a couple of times, I asked him about their soon-to-be released album. “You know, today I got a test pressing in the mail of the vinyl,” he said. “We’re in the homestretch. Making sure the vinyl sounds as good as the master that we sent them. Hopefully better. Sometimes that happens! I think it’s a really honest record. There are some really gorgeous tunes on the album. I think there are a few songs and a few moments that are gonna, I think, stand up with anything we’ve done to date. There’s a few of Sue’s vocals on the record that are just amazing. The band sounds great. We recorded this one all analog and on two-inch tape. We’ve never done that before. That was a process. We did it at our own studio, so when something breaks, you gotta figure out how to fix it! It was all hands on deck!” For more information about the Tedeschi Trucks Band and upcoming events, visit www.TedeschiTrucksBand.com. You can read the expanded version of this interview at www.boomerocity.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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JANUARY E V E N T S THINGS TO DO • PL ACE S TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE January 1-6: Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice in Market Square. January 2-6: Les Miserables at the Tennessee Theatre. January 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm, January 4 and 5 at 2 & 8 pm, and January 6 at 1:30 pm. January 4: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. January 5: Paul Belcher presents McKameys, Karen Peck & New River, Michael Combs, and Williamsons at the Knxoville Civic Auditorium at 6 pm.

January 12: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Music of John Williams at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm.

January 24-27: East Tennessee Fishing Show & Expo at the Knoxville Expo Center.

January 17 & 18: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents The New World at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

January 25: The Black Jacket Symphony: Queen’s A Night at the Opera featuring Marc Martel at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

January 18: Art Garfunkel at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

January 26: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

January 19: Valor Fighting Challenge 54 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 6 pm.

January 26: Scott Miller with Robbie Fulks at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

January 20: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 6 pm. Free!

January 28: Elevation Worship at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 29: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Cubano Nuoveau with Dafnis Prieto at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

January 10: Willie Nelson & Family at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

January 22: Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

January 30: Nile Rodgers & Chic at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

January 11: Sam Bush at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

January 23 & 24: Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Hallerin Hilton Hill at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

January 7: Mighty Musical Monday with Four Leaf Peat at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

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New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on January 4 E ARTS THALLIANCE



is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from January 4-25. A reception will take place on Friday, January 4, 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. Local musicians Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project will perform at the opening. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute in the Main Gallery

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The MLK Gallery of Arts Tribute exhibition will kick off the 2019 King Week Celebration (January 16-21). The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission is partnering with the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville to provide this fifth annual exhibition. The Galley of Arts Tribute is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists and, most importantly, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit will feature works by local artists reflecting the 2019 theme, The Courage to Lead with a Greater Determination. Works in the exhibitions may also be a reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and have pertinence to the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights. Chris Hornsby: FractureRecontextualized in the Balcony Fracture-Recontextualized is an experiment that joins Chris Hornsby’s pre-existing paintings into larger, more complex compositions. Hornsby explains: “I was inspired by the kinetic technique of Alexander Calder’s mobiles and how he overcame the static nature of art. The modular forms I’ve conceived within each of my paintings have the potential to continually vary and evolve through perpetual redesign and placement. They are not fixed entities but objects of change. With every fluid unfolding, I believe

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they are the embodiment of performance and installation art. The modularity of my forms opens the door to the possibility of co-creative art, in which collectors/exhibitors/other artists and I collaborate to jointly determine the appearance of the work. This collective evolution, with each turn of recomposing and decomposing, offers an alternative perspective and interpretation. The original paintings can be re-contextualized by the rearranging of their parts, thereby providing unlimited possibilities not yet imagined.” Hornsby enjoys the freedom and renewed energy that comes from creating his own personal artistic expressions. His pieces range from installation art to paintings and sculptures. As a problem solver, he also enjoys the technical challenges that come with installation art as well. His work has appeared in museums, exhibitions, and has been displayed in numerous venues. Bill Capshaw: The Journey in the Display Case Artist statement: “The works are representative of my life. As an artist, we focus on the piece on which we are working and try not to get to the end until the end reveals itself. At that time, you know it is complete, Bill Capshaw and the next piece now demands your full attention. Sometimes you know where to start; other times you have no idea. So you began to work, discover, create, manipulate, study, and attempt all those things that support your energy in making your art. Works represent my beginning and where I am now. There are many influences that have inspired me along the way: The many artists I know, my students, my teachers, and life. Emotionally-filled with so much information, yet not consumed by it. The good, bad, and unexplained continuously invade the thinking. And here we are today thinking about where we are heading now.”

Karen Ann DuGuay: Following Your Inner Voice in the Atrium As a child, Karen Ann DuGuay’s mother shared with her a passion for drawing. She showed DuGuay how to understand comKaren Ann DuGuay position, lighting, and color balance by studying the masters. She also taught Karen by a technique referred to as “master copy drawing.” DuGuay’s natural curiosity and these early lessons honed her skills in “seeing” and expressing her artistic vision. Throughout the years, her artistic talent has been expressed in media such as drawing, painting, and ceramics. She is always seeking new ways to express herself artistically. In this exhibition, DuGuay will feature photographs of the things she has been drawn to on her travels. She hopes viewers will be moved to follow their inner voice, pause and take notice, and “see” more closely the world around us. Regina Tullock: Life Around a Little Pond & Big Birds of the Lake on the North Wall Regina (Gina) Tullock has been exploring the ways life becomes art for the past 28 years. Through her professional career, she has nurtured young people to give expression to their creativity through art, drama, and Regina Tullock photography. Her pioneering work with students, when computers were first developing into a viable artistic medium, paved her own way to her current mode of artistic expression. Through combining photography, graphic art, and a fine artist’s eye for texture, color, and composition, Tullock creates photographic prints that take on the look and character of oil paintings. Her work blends both a photographic realism with an artistic interpretation, creating a medium that uniquely engages on both levels, leaving the viewer to experience a deeper truth behind what meets the eye. Tullock’s artwork includes images take around a little pond around her garden, bird life on Fort Loudon Lake, and along roads around the lake. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed Monday, January 21, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. Januar y 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Welcome to Red Rock Country

Sedona, Arizona Photo courtesy of www.visitsedona.com



glimpse of the glorious Sedona red rock landscape, visitors feel the majesty and mystery of a place sacred to its earliest prehistoric settlers. It’s been said, “God created the Grand Canyon, but He lives in Sedona.” It is awesome, yet it invites personal exploration. Above plains and canyons soar brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone sculpted by eons of ocean tides and desert winds. It is a 25 square mile enclave surrounded by vast stretches of national and state forestlands that make Sedona seem like a world apart. Located two hours north of Phoenix and 30 miles south of the Flagstaff peaks, Sedona’s mild four-season climate and high desert terrain assure good year-round weather for vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts. Oak Creek Canyon, a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls, beckons hikers, campers, and fishermen. It has been termed by Rand McNally as one of the eight most scenic drives in America. Nearly four million travelers visited Sedona last year, rivaling the Grand Canyon, just two-and-a-half hours north, as a world class destination. Yet the influx does not disturb the small town ambiance that is part of Sedona’s charm. Shopping plazas, gift boutiques, galleries, and restaurants abound. Tlaquepaque – an Indian name meaning “the best of everything ” – is modeled after a Mexican village, made up of quaint 62


courtyards surrounded by specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants. First popularized by Zane Grey’s “Call of the Canyon,” Sedona became the backdrop for many films shot on location in the early ’20s. Since then, Hollywood has made the area its back lot, bringing the film stars of each era. Gene Autry, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Rock Hudson, Elvis Presley, and Robert DeNiro mingled with townsfolk who often appeared as extras. Several celebrities made Sedona their home, including Lucille Ball, Orson Welles, Jane Russell, Walt Disney, Sean Young, Donald O’Connor, and Ann Miller. As an art community, Sedona has found recognition worldwide. Surrealist painter and sculptor, Max Ernst, first settled here in 1950 and attracted other artists and writers of his time. In 1965, the Cowboy Artists of America was founded by a group of western painters as comfortable on the range as with oils. In the spirit of Frederic Remington, the group has created a significant genre of modern art.

Where artists flourish, so do galleries. Sedona boasts more than 40 showcases for contemporary arts and crafts, as well as Native American arts. The cultural calendar is filled with gallery openings, art, and music events, as well as local theater productions. New Age settlers and spiritual seekers have found Sedona a very desirable location for healing and emotional rejuvenation. In the mid-1970s, they proclaimed their discovery of four major electromagnetic energy sources called vortexes. Today a community of alternative healing practitioners provide a varied schedule of workshops and events. When the day wanes and the jeep tour, hiking, and shopping have taken their toll, visitors turn their attention to the magnificent sunsets. It’s easy to understand why the Anasazi Indians chose to settle here centuries ago and why Carl and Sedona Schnebly – for whom the city was named – made the same decision in 1902.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Slide Rock is America’s favorite Arizona State Park, providing a natural water slide that invites everyone to be a kid again. Carved by the cascading waters of Oak Creek, the smooth sloping ledges curve downstream, carrying even the most resistant along in the current. Pools for swimming abound, and trout fishing enthusiasts can wet their lines. Shaded by cottonwoods and sycamores along the canyon walls, hikers can explore the trails, and the less athletic can relax at picnic tables in the meadow.

Slide Rock exists as a State Park because of the personal experiences of Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration. As a child, his Flagstaff family visited friends in Sedona to picnic and splash down the magical rock slides. In 1981, then Arizona Governor Babbitt wanted to share those memories with his young son. The return visit, however, revealed that years of public misuse had taken its toll on the property. He was appalled and immediately initiated steps that would restore the original beauty of this setting. His appointed task force resulted in a non-profit foundation that purchased the land. The 53-acre park was originally homesteaded by farmers in the late 1800s. Frank Pendley, one of the earliest landholders, was the first to successfully grow apples. His

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irrigation ditch, dug in 1912, still serves the orchards that flourish today. Several original structures, recently refurbished, remain in the park. They were used as sets for the 1953 film “Gun Fury,” which starred Rock Hudson and Donna Reed. In June 1985, Bruce Babbitt stood where he had once played and dedicated the site to the State of Arizona. “This State Park will be developed in a manner that will honor some extraordinary pioneers,” he told the gathering, which included some proud descendants of Frank Pendley. Sedona’s newest park, Red Rock State Park, was dedicated in 1991. With a mission of preserving the riparian habitat along Oak Creek, it offers an environmental information center, as well as wonderful locations for hiking, biking, birding, and fishing. The 286 acres were originally part of the “Smoke Trail Ranch” owned by Jack and Helen Frye. Jack Frye, then president of TWA, purchased the land in 1941 to develop into their vacation retreat, and, in 1946, he started construction. Using stone, rock, and timber from the area, the house resembled a pueblo. Much of it was built by the YavapaiApache Indians, who camped along the creek. The smoke from their fires led to the name “House of Apache Fire.” The park affords three main trails designed to appeal to every energy level. The Smoke Trail follows the creek and is an easy half mile through the lush wooded area. The Apache Fire Trail of 1.7 miles includes the Frye property, and the almost two-mile Eagle’s Nest Overlook Trail offers spectacular views, as the name promises. Protecting the ecosystem of the area requires unique rules. Swimming and wading are prohibited. There is no overnight camping, and visitors must remain on designated trails and roadways and pack out what they bring in. Sedona offers an abundance of hiking trails and photo opportunities, but you would be missing some of the best if you didn’t take time for these two magical, natural preserves. Visit www.visitsedona.com for more information.



Plan – Action – Success B Y TO M I R M E N


on July 5, 1994, as an online book seller, Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, has been at the helm of this incredible success story navigating this garage start-up to the largest online retailer in the world. Amazon’s mission statement: “Our vision is to be the earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.” Amazon’s mission statement has become the guiding force behind its success, and the unwavering commitment to this mission on a daily basis by its 400,000+ associates makes this success a reality. Many small business owners recognize the importance of developing their own mission statement, but the mere existence of a mission statement is no assurance that your business will prosper or that your customers will benefit. A truly successful mission statement must be customer centered and be embraced by all of your associates. It must become deeply embedded in your company’s culture. A successful mission statement



A successful mission statement will differentiate the spectacular from the mediocre. will differentiate the spectacular from the mediocre. For an example, examine Apple’s entry into the brick and mortar retailer store marketplace. Apple stores are located in upscale shopping areas and feature a professional, high-tech look and are amply staffed by highly trained associates that appear to genuinely enjoy what they do and interacting with their customers. Not focused

on selling, Apple associates instead focus on building long-term relationships while helping to improve people’s lives. Contrast this experience with Comcast/ Xfinity. You have to love the newly branded Xfinity name. Their new retail stores are a vast improvement over their earlier stores, featuring the same upscale, high-tech look as Apple stores. But this is where the similarity ends, because their customer service is abysmal. If they do indeed have a company wide mission statement, they need to communicate it to their associates and encourage them to fully embrace it. They have emulated the Apple “look” but little else. They have chosen form instead of substance. A well-thought out and carefully implemented mission statement can catapult your small business toward long-term success for both you and your customers. But a mission statement with no substance that is not embraced by your associates will ring hollow and result in a generic experience for you and your customers.

3 REASONS Why Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Consider



there’s an app for that – whatever “that” may be. Devices like smartphones and tablets are becoming the dashboards of our lives. Depositing a check? Snap a picture of it and tap the button on your bank’s app. Does your son or daughter at college need money? Transfer it electronically. Forgot to pick up milk? Hop online and order it. Fueled by smart technologies, mobile devices, and 24/7 connectivity, the way consumers browse, shop, and pay are increasingly digital. For small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), that can present a challenge. This year alone 280 million Americans are expected to go online every month, according to eMarketer research, and Pew research estimates that eight in 10 Americans will make an online purchase. Yet, according to research by Visa, less than half of SMBs have an online presence. Similarly, for in-store shopping, most consumers (78%) surveyed by Visa say that they prefer making payments digitally either with a card or their phone. Does your SMB accept digital payments both online and in-store? As digital commerce continues to expand, SMBs that don’t jump onboard risk being left behind. In an effort to understand more about what consumers want from SMBs, Visa and a consortium of partners surveyed more than 400 SMBs and nearly 2,500 consumers. The result is a guide on how SMBs can grow their businesses in an increasingly digital world: “Digital Transformations of

SMBs: The Future of Commerce.” It offers actionable tips for technology and digital upgrades that SMBs can implement to help grow their businesses, including a “how to” on digital payments, marketing and advertising tactics, new service considerations, and customer loyalty programs. Some of the findings that came out of the survey might surprise you. Here are three key reasons why SMBs should go digital: 1. Consumers expect it, but you’re not offering it. While 90% of consumers say they want to support small businesses, there is more to the story. Consumers still expect convenience, and today, that means digital offerings. This creates a big problem for SMBs, whether they realize it or not. Visa’s survey found that only 15% of SMBs sales are conducted via digital channels, yet 61% of consumers surveyed plan to increase their online purchases in the next five years. That represents a significant gap between what consumers are planning and what SMBs are delivering. 2. It may help the bottom line. Moving, storing, and securing cash, checks, and money orders takes valuable time and is also subject to fees, losses, and theft. Based on survey responses collected from SMBs, Visa estimates the surveyed SMBs’ average cost of processing digital transactions was 57% less than cash transactions. This, based on annual sales volume, number of cash versus digital transactions, and processing costs for digital and cash payments (inclusive of direct expenses and labor costs). Adding digital payments may help businesses increase sales:

Two-thirds of SMBs surveyed shared that they believe customers spend more when using cards versus cash. 3. Consumers want digital loyalty plans. Only one in five SMBs surveyed offer a loyalty program, but rewards can drive consumer preferences. Seventy-eight percent of consumers say they’re more likely to choose a business that has a loyalty program, and of those, most say that they check out the programs before trying a service, a restaurant, or a store for the first time. Every SMB knows that differentiating themselves is a key to success; a loyalty program is an excellent way to stand out from competitors. Why do a digital loyalty program and not, say, a paper punch card? Because nearly all consumers surveyed – 90% – prefer digital. If you want to find out more about how to go digital, download the “Digital Transformation of SMBs: The Future of Commerce” guide at www.visa.com/smbDigital. It’s free, and it’s filled with actionable tips to help you get started. References to consumer and small business preferences are based on findings from the survey Digital Transformation of SMBs: The Future of Commerce. Survey was commissioned by Visa and conducted by a third party research firm, Maru/Matchbox, during February and March 2018 and administered in English to U.S. 425 small and medium size businesses with storefront or at home business in food/dining, retail, services and grocery industries, and 2,458 consumers taking into account balanced income, age, and regional representation.



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in for a treatment during their lunch hour and return to work without any disruption in their schedule. » SculpSure offers the advantage of being a relatively painless procedure. Most patients feel a tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment, which is generally well-tolerated. » Fat cells treated with the SculpSure laser are heated to 42 to 47 degrees Celsius or 107 to 116 degrees Fahrenheit – just a little warmer than a hot shower. These temperatures do not damage the skin and can be used on virtually any skin type. » While not FDA cleared as a skin tightening treatment, patients have noted improved skin texture and skin tightening as SculpSure uses heat, which is known to stimulate collagen. » SculpSure is highly customizable, and just about any area of the body can be treated. » Studies suggest that SculpSure has a 90% patient satisfaction rate, and its RealSelf.com “worth it” rating is 85% by patients. Wondering if SculpSure is the right fit for you? An ideal candidate is someone

After SculpSure

who has stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Candidates should also live a healthy lifestyle. Southeastern Dermatology is the first dermatology office in Tennessee to offer this revolutionary treatment. For more information about SculpSure or other treatment options, visit www.drdoppelt. com or call 865-474-8800 to schedule a consultation.

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

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