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From the Publisher WHEN I WAS

growing up, I so looked forward to the Fourth of July holiday. My family lived in a neighborhood on the south side of Milwaukee where neighbors knew each other and came together for times of celebration. The July 4th celebration was always a highlight, Photo by D. Roberts Photography with a big parade ending at the local park and then picnics with games and contests, topping off the day with a fantastic fireworks display. All of the neighborhood kids were so excited and had a great deal of fun. Leading up to the 4th celebration, my parents, grandmother, my sister, and I spent the prior night transforming our doll carriages into patriotic displays that we would push in the parade. Then we would be



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entered into the bike and carriage decorating contests, which we won one year. And what a thrill it was for two little girls to be recognized and awarded ribbons. It was a time of fond memories of family, neighborhood fun, and patriotic pride. I still look forward to the July 4th celebrations, especially the fireworks. And I still feel that patriotic pride I had as a child. Having lived overseas for a while when my husband was in the military, I had an opportunity to experience life in another country, and it helped me really appreciate our American way of life. This July 4th, take the time to reflect on your freedoms and celebrate America. And take time to enjoy family while building memories for your kids that will last a lifetime. Happy Independence Day!

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entrepreneurs, Blake Henry and Tim Varney, recently teamed up to offer East Tennesseans an unprecedented array of innovative medical spa, spa, and salon services designed to exceed expectations. Influenced in their daily business practices by their strong commitment to their families, Blake and Tim have made it a priority to instill these same values in their team members at Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa in nearby Hardin Valley and Spa Visage in the Downtown West area of Bearden, which they acquired in 2018. Additionally, they opened a second Pure Luxe Medspa location adjacent to Spa Visage in June. Blake and Tim invite you to discover the difference their families can make in your daily lives by rediscovering the art of relaxation, rejuvenation, and anti-aging. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to share with our readers this recent interview with Blake and Tim. EK: Share with our readers the vision behind both Pure Luxe and Spa Visage. Tim: When Blake and I acquired Pure Luxe in June 2018, we did so with the goal of providing a comprehensive set of the most advanced, non-invasive aesthetic services to the Knoxville area. With the acquisition of Spa Visage in October 2018, we envisioned taking this highly-rated, award-winning spa to the next level by combining it with the 6


large selection of medspa services available from Pure Luxe. We acquired the adjoining space next door to Spa Visage and opened the new Pure Luxe Medspa on June 25, 2019. EK: Why was it important to you both to instill your strong sense of family values into your daily business lives and those of your team members? Blake: Both Tim and I traveled extensively in the corporate world prior to acquiring both Pure Luxe and Spa Visage. The primary driver for us to depart from that career path was to be closer to our families. Both of our wives have taken active roles in our businesses, and Tim and I consider it a blessing to be around them every day. Our faith is at the forefront of everything we do, and our hope is that those around us see a biblical representation of marriage and family values. EK: You have earned a reputation for your innovative approach to business. Tell our readers how they can benefit from the membership programs you offer. Tim: Our membership programs offer clients the ability to take advantage of monthly complimentary spa services, discounts, and special perks. We offer three membership programs: Silver, Platinum, and Diamond. The Silver and Platinum memberships primarily focus on spa services. The Diamond membership focuses on medspa services with complimentary monthly spa services included. As an example, our first-of-its-kind

Diamond membership allows clients yearround unlimited access to $8 Botox/Dysport, as well as $800 vouchers for dermal fillers and $400 vouchers for lasers. The vouchers alone offset the entire cost of moving from the Platinum to Diamond membership. EK: How important is it to your clients that Pure Luxe and Spa Visage offer a full-range of medspa, spa, and salon services? Blake: Tim and I believe that people want to develop strong relationships and trust with a facility that can take care of all of their needs in a singular location. The issue was that prior to Pure Luxe, there was not a facility in Knoxville that serviced all areas of self-care spa, medspa, and salon. With Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa in Hardin Valley, and the addition of Spa Visage and the adjoining Pure Luxe Medspa in Bearden, we are now able to serve all of Knoxville with a comprehensive, one-stop shop no matter where you live. EK: Many of our readers already know that you offer CoolSculpting, but what other services do you offer that they may be unaware of ? Tim: We offer a full suite of services that include aesthetic, nail, salon, spa, and medspa services. In addition to CoolSculpting, our portfolio of medspa services include Botox/ Dysport dermal fillers, laser skin rejuvenation, microneedling, platelet rich plasma, laser vein therapy, laser hair reduction, tattoo Photos by Jillian Burt

removal, and treatments for hyperhidrosis, women’s health, weight loss, hair loss, and wellness injections. EK: What went into your decision to launch a second Pure Luxe Medspa location? Blake: Our medspas offer the most wide reaching and advanced non-invasive procedures in the Knoxville area. The addition of our newly opened Bearden facility, adjoining Spa Visage, allows us to better serve Knoxville and the long-standing client base of Spa Visage. We are excited to be able to serve all of Knoxville in a way that a singular facility simply cannot. EK: I guess it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the combined Pure Luxe and Spa Visage locations make you the largest medspa, spa, and salon in the entire Knoxville area, offering your clients the most comprehensive selection of services available anywhere. Tim: Pure Luxe and Spa Visage have serviced the Knoxville area for a collective 30+ years. With nearly 17,000 combined square feet and 70+ employees, Blake and I feel that Pure Luxe and Spa Visage offer the most comprehensive set of services in this market. However, we are still continuing to incorporate the newest proven technologies, procedures, and services to ensure that we bring our clients the best available in the non-invasive aesthetic market. EK: How can our readers learn more about Pure Luxe and Spa Visage? Do you offer facility tours? Blake: Both of our facilities have a strong social media presence. By following us on Instagram (@ pureluxespa and @spavisageknoxville) or liking us on Facebook (facebook.com/pureluxespa and facebook.com/spavisageknoxville), you can stay up to date with current offers and events. We also pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of product and procedure innovation. Both Instagram and Facebook are the best outlets for new product announcements and procedure education. Our websites (www.pureluxespa.com and www.spavisage.com) detail our services and offer extensive facility/staff pictures. Facility tours are encouraged for both prospective and first-time clients. EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add? Tim: We would like to take this moment to thank our clients and express our appreciation for their patronage and support throughout the past years. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve you. Blake: I echo Tim’s comment. We consider it an honor to lead both of these businesses into the future and pledge to do so with integrity and a client focused mentality. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our facilities soon!

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Dollywood Hosts a “Summer Celebration” Everyone Will Enjoy Wildwood Grove, nightly fireworks, extended hours highlight summer at Dollywood


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the perfect time to enjoy the biggest season in Dollywood’s history, as the award-winning vacation destination has a sensational celebration that provides families more time to enjoy together. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (now through August 4) features extended park hours from 10 am to 9:30 pm daily, as well as a nightly fireworks spectacular, thrilling new entertainment, and the fun of Dollywood after dark! For the first time, families can enjoy the beauty of Wildwood Grove in the evening. As the sun sinks in the sky, Wildwood Grove glows warmly as lanterns and lights glimmer like cheerful fireflies. Once darkness falls, the area sparkles as the green, leafy canopy of the Wildwood Tree comes to life each evening in a unique nighttime experience that features nearly 650 lighted butterflies dancing playfully in the warm evening breeze. Summer Celebration also is full of new entertainment offerings, including an exciting production from Dollywood’s talented entertainment team called “Summer Feels…”



Taking place in DP’s Celebrity Theater through August 4, “Summer Feels…” is highlighted by 10 talented performers and six world-class musicians who take audiences on a musical journey through today’s hits with a few surprising old favorites mixed in! Several special entertainment guests visit Dollywood this summer as well. On select Thursday’s throughout the summer, WIVK and Dollywood team up to present the New Faces of Country concert series. These concerts at Back Porch Theater offer an intimate setting for fans to hear from some of the genre’s next big stars. Be sure to catch them as they begin their rise up the charts! Artists currently scheduled to appear include Adam Craig, Caylee Hammack, and King Callaway. Each evening during Summer Celebration ends with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a thrilling fireworks extravaganza synchronized to music. There is no better way to finish a day with family than by enjoying the moment together. It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse showcases three favorite books

from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, including Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s children’s book. Coat of Many Colors and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (new for 2019), feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, also comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination. While Dollywood guests have an amazing amount of entertainment options to enjoy during their visit, they also can experience the park’s award-winning rides in a completely different environment. Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod, and Thunderhead, provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard. These rides thrill guests who race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next! Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit www.dollywood. com. For show schedules, park maps, and more, download the Dollywood app.

Accessories Give Your Closet Personality


VERY CLOSET should be as unique as those who use the space. While your personal image is enhanced by the accessories in your wardrobe, your closet’s personality is affected by the accessories chosen. Pocket squares for sport coats, belts and shoes, handbags and scarves – all are an important part of every outfit worn. Today’s closets also have many items to help keep your wardrobe organized and to save time. When designing your new space, start with what you know, then rely on professionals to make suggestions of accessories that will make dressing so much easier. There are so many features that can be added to improve the function of your space that mirror your personality. Many of these items are just a slight impact on the budget. If fashion is important to dressing each day, a mirror could be the first concern. Features in today’s closet are only limited by the imagination. Keeping shoes off the floor seems like a no-brainer, but when shoes have always been on the floor, you might not have even considered adding a shelf section to keep them organized. What about an ironing board in the closet? How convenient would it be to remove the wrinkles from the blouse you are about to walk out the door in if a trip to the laundry room was not necessary to set up the

ironing board? Tie and belt racks are pretty familiar to most, but another convenient closet tool is the valet rod. This is a pull out bar for assembling your evening ensemble or placing the dry cleaning as you sort and put it away. Jewelry organized in velvet lined drawers is wonderful, and custom pull-out necklace boards are even better to see your necklaces and keep them untangled.

Don’t forget about laundry hampers that will keep dirty clothing off the floor. A conveniently placed hamper in the closet will contain dirty clothes as they are carried from

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The Lost Art of Hardwood Installation and Refinishing


F YOU’RE CONSIDERING new hardwood f loors or refinishing your existing hardwood f loors, you may want to consider the experiences of this Knoxville homeowner, Lizzie Tran, before making your decision. “The company that originally installed the hardwood floors in my home 15 years ago did a reasonably good job,” said Lizzie. “Within a month of installation, there were two small areas where the wood buckled. I called the company numerous times, and they refused to come back out to even look at it. I was not pleased. “I had some water damage in April of this year. Insurance helped cover some of the costs of replacement of the damaged flooring, as well as sanding and refinishing all of the connecting hardwood f looring so everything matched properly. It was probably time to refinish them anyways. “I had two companies come out to give estimates. There was another company who was going to charge a $100 estimate fee, so I decided not to go with them, as I don’t like the idea of paying someone to interview for a job. I think the other companies who gave me estimates would have done a reasonably good job, but I wanted someone who really cared about doing an exceptional job. “When I initially met with Valera and Svetlana, husband and wife team and owners of Europea n Fine Ha rdwood

Floors, I was impressed with comments that he made and his general approach to the project. He pointed out some issues with the original installation and sanding job and discussed how he could improve the floors. I did more research after meeting with him in order to familiarize myself with Bona products and the overall Bona process. I liked that he was one of the few Bona

Certified Craftsmen in this area, and it’s obvious that he has invested a lot of money in good, quality equipment. “Valera did an outstanding job fixing issues with the subf loor, where it had sustained water damage, as well as a portion that was shoddily repaired by a previous flooring contractor. He did a beautiful job on the subfloor, the new hardwood installation, and the sanding and refinishing of all of the hardwoods. He was always on time and finished the job as efficiently as possible while taking care to do it right. We lived in the house during the process, and there was truly zero dust from the sanding. He kept everything tidy when he left for the day and just made the whole process go as smoothly as possible. The end result was absolutely beautiful at a very reasonable price. “If you love hardwood f looring and would like it installed or refinished by a craftsman who cares about his work, is very knowledgeable, and uses quality equipment, I highly recommend Valera and Svetlana of European Fine Hardwood Floors!”

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Downtown Knoxville Organization Updates Focus, Brand to Reflect District’s Vibrancy IN

1 9 9 3 , when the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was formed, most people agreed that downtown Knoxville needed significant improvement, with the city center nearly devoid of residents and essentially deserted after the workday ended. Not so today. Downtown residents, workers, and visiting guests now enjoy what some have described as a surprisingly vibrant city – at all times of day. The district now includes dining, hotels, shopping, theaters, parks, public art, and more, all in a 0.67 square mile, walkable area. As of June 7, the CBID is known as the Downtown Knoxville Alliance (DKA). The name and corresponding logo reflect extensive research conducted by Robin Easter Design with downtown stakeholders and the 12


organization’s staff, board, and committee members. “Our goal with the new name and brand is to reflect the vibrancy of downtown Knoxville today,” said Michele Hummel, DKA Executive D i r e c t o r. “ D o w n t o w n Knoxville is moving beyond the ‘improvement’ stage, and the Downtown Knoxville Alliance now is focused on retaining and attracting a thriving community of residents, businesses, and visitors.” Through the research, the district was characterized as an inviting, inclusive, and intimate community offering a unique and diverse selection of dining, musical, artistic, and cultural experiences. “Downtown Knoxville receives high praise for its incredible energy, blend of history and unique character, and the quality and variety of

arts, culture, and cuisine offered in a walkable district,” said Tim Hill, chair of the DKA board of directors. “The Alliance will continue to support these defining characteristics as we embrace the possibilities of this renewed brand.” In addition to enhancing and promoting the district, the DKA provides financial support for events located downtown, including Nourish Knoxville’s Farmers’ Market, the Asian Culture Center of Tennessee’s Asian Festival, and the Dogwood Arts Festival and Rhythm N’ Blooms by Dogwood Arts. It also promotes and produces popular downtown events such as the monthly First Friday ArtWalk, the summertime, kid-focused “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt, and the holiday-themed Peppermint Trail, all designed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the district’s eclectic mix of merchants. To ke e p up to date on the latest developments, visit www.downtownknoxville. org, which has been updated to reflect the new brand, and connect with downtown Knoxville on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

4 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space Year-Round A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T


ONE- OF-A- KIND, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate - if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen. Whether you’re revamping an existing area or creating a brand new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following deck additions can turn any project into an allseasons oasis to enjoy with family and friends. 1. Overhead covering on a deck can shield guests from the elements directly, as well as provide a scaffold for features such as a ceiling fan, which can cool the area in the warmer months and improve heated air f low during cooler months. Homeowners can choose from deck shades or awnings in a variety of materials to defend against rain and wind or to reduce sun exposure and cool the area. A pergola is also a beautiful addition to a custom deck that doesn’t provide full coverage like a roof or awning but can serve as a solid framework for other features such as climbing vines or hanging plants that provide cover and ambiance. 2. Retractable walls are a high-tech option that allows for free air movement during the mild spring and fall and protection from sun, wind, rain, snow, and even bugs during the extreme summer and winter. Some luxury

decks and patios utilize retractable glass walls for a defense against wind or rain that doesn’t obstruct the view. A more common tactic is to install retractable screen walls, which can be motorized and are meant primarily to keep insects out of the patio area. Retractable privacy walls, usually in the form of canvas or polyester fabric horizontal shades, can provide a respite from weather and enhance the feeling of a private sanctuary. 3. Low-ma i ntena nce mater ia ls a re a must for a ny outdoor liv ing space when homeowners would like to spend time enjoying, rather than performing backbreaking annual maintenance. Taking care of traditional wood decking can be a difficult and frustrating process since it is subject to staining and splintering and may require annual sanding and painting. Composite decking is growing in popularity across the U.S. for its lower maintenance requirements and unparalleled beauty that can emulate anything from the rustic beauty of reclaimed wood to the high-impact look of exotic hardwoods. “What kind of decking you choose makes a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your outdoor living space,” said Shara Gamble, Director of Sales and Marketing for TAMKO’s Envision Decking. “One of the best things about composite decking is it’s

easy to preserve its beautiful appearance throughout the seasons, which means you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your outdoor spaces with family and friends.” 4. Incorporate the elements into the deck in a controlled way to boost enjoyment of an outdoor living space regardless of the season. For colder months, adding a fire element can provide a cozy and mesmerizing focal point. Arranging comfortable seating around a fireplace or fire pit provides a great place to gather with friends and family and provide warmth on a cool summer night or fall weekend. During the hotter months, installing a water element can provide a cooling touch and a visual centerpiece. Fountains, misters, or even a lap pool can provide a welcome respite from the heat during the summer and a soothing, meditative backdrop for the rest of the year. Although decks are generally a mildweather attraction, there are many ways to make an outdoor living space functional and enjoyable during the rest of the year, regardless of the geographic location. Transform a deck into an a ll-seasons sanctuary with special features and lowmaintenance composite decking to make the most of the beauty of the outdoors without sacrificing the comfort and style of your outdoor retreat. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Mabry-Hazen House Celebrates Independence Day with “Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill” MA B R Y - H A Z E N

H O U S E is hosting an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4th, from 5:30 to 10 pm. Gather with friends, family, and museum staff to celebrate Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, and community. Enjoy great views, good food and beer, live music, and tours of the 1858 house in a fun, casual atmosphere. Last year nearly 250 people attended our Fourth of July celebration, and we expect the same attendance this year. Overlooking downtown Knoxville to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to the south, historic Mabry’s Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth fireworks. Launched from Henley Street Bridge, the western side of Mabry’s Hill offers an unparalleled seat to the city’s firework show. “When you see the view here, you understand what drew the Mabrys, Civil War armies, the Hazens, and present-day Knoxvillians to this place,” said Patrick Hollis, Executive Director. “At 230 feet above the river, Mabry’s Hill offers an incomparable 360-degree panorama of the city.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and

spread out on more than seven acres of greenspace near downtown and right off I-40. Take in the surrounding natural beauty and history while savoring food from Knox Wurst food truck and beer from a local brewery. Tickets include two adult beverages. Food will be available for purchase from Knox Wurst. Lemonade and water will also be served. We’ll also have several activities for kids and the young at heart, including sack races, seed spitting contests, three-legged races, bocce, croquet, corn hole, cake walk, and much more. Tours of the historic home will begin at 6 pm, and fireworks start at 9:35 pm. Avoid the downtown traffic and take it easy with this

laid-back celebration. It is the perfect time to come chill on Mabry’s hill! Event will occur rain or shine. For tickets or more information, visit www.mabryhazen. com/fourth-of-july. The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collections in America with more than 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.

“Arts in the Airport”


Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present the 21st “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 41 artists in the East Tennessee region. “Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to display work in the most visited site in the area. During the past 10 years, nearly 890 unique works of art have been displayed and more than $58,000 returned to local artists in sales. The contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint through August 28. Juror Jered Sprecher, professor at the University of Tennessee, provided this statement about the exhibition: “What a privilege to serve as juror for this installment of the Arts in the Airport juried exhibition. The call for entry made the statement ‘Everywhere You Look, UT’. As I surveyed the numerous entries, I kept in mind the university’s role in sharing knowledge and creative and scientific advancements, as well as helping all citizens to be good stewards of this state’s resources. 14


Stacy Jacobs

Annie Rochelle

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The University of Tennessee is a dynamic meeting place for people of all walks of life. I kept this rich heritage in my mind as I selected individual artworks for this exhibition. These individual artists show the multi-faceted and rich visions of life in Tennessee.” The following artists’ works are on display: Eleanor Aldrich, Lynda M. Best, David Boruff, Bobbie Crews, Viktoriia Cubbedge, Yvonne Dalschen, Nick DeFord, Jurgen Dopatka, Carol A. Erikson, Melissa Everett, Alan Finch, Geri Forkner, Carl Gombert, Stan Hillard, Brian Horais, Chris Hornsby, Stacy Jacobs, Judy Kelley Jorden, Gretchen Kaplan, Andreas Koschan, Vickie

Kallies Lee, Beauvais Lyons, Ryan Mason, Roy McCullough, Kate McCullough, Ken McMahon, Jodie Miller, Susan B. Miller, Allen Monsarrat, Steve Olson, Hei Park, William Rerick, Jack Retterer, Annie Rochelle, Caitlin Ryan, Phil Savage, Mary Saylor, Jim Scarsella, Joshua G. Shorey, Emma Slaymaker, and Carl Whitten. Congratulations to the following artists, who received cash awards: » Award of Merit ($250) – Stacy Jacobs for Light in Empty House (silver halide print) » Award of Merit ($250) – Annie Rochelle for Chance Configuration After Audubon (Baltimore Oriole) (acrylic, gouache, graphite on linen) » Best of Show ($500) – Jim Scarsella for Directions (wood) Please note that the exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, visitors may view the exhibition by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, at 865-342-3014. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543.

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R U S T I S a big

deal in my business. As I sit with a retired couple watching them sign the paperwork allowing us to manage their investment portfolio, I am reminded of Yvonne Marsh, the weighty responsibility CFP®, CPA our firm has. They are entrusting us to be good stewards of their life savings and to give them our expertise and guidance to help them navigate the unknowns of their financial future. Weighty indeed. In the preliminary meetings with the couple, they asked one of the most important questions anyone can ask: Are you with a registered investment advisor or a broker dealer? Ah! I could tell they had been doing their homework. The answer to this question is fundamental to understanding how you are offered advice and how your advisor is compensated. In the broker dealer world, the advisor works for the “house,” operating with the tools pre-designed to give the house an advantage. Don’t get me wrong – they may truly care for their clients’ well-being and be

of high moral character, it’s just that they are constrained by a set of products pre-approved by their employer, and the system is designed to reward selling rather than providing conflict-free advice. Legally, all they have to do is provide a product that is “suitable” to you. In the registered investment advisor world, there is no “house.” RIAs can access virtually all products and use an independent custodian to hold client assets. They are required by law to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own. This is known as the “fiduciary” standard of duty. RIAs are paid a flat percentage of assets rather than commissions, effectively putting them on the same side of the table as their clients. As client account balances grow or decline, the RIA’s income follows suit. There are no commissions for buying and selling. And just to keep life interesting, your advisor can have a foot in both worlds and be dually registered, effectively switching hats, on an account by account basis. Crazy, right? Here are a few questions to ask your advisor: 1. “Are you affiliated with a broker dealer?” If you see “SIPC” in the small print on their business card, they are.

2. “Does your employer receive money from the funds I am invested in?” i.e. in 2018, Edward Jones received $78.9 million from American Funds, and they acknowledge it creates a conflict of interest. Here’s the link: www.edwardjones.com/images/revenuesharing-disclosure.pdf. 3. “Do you receive compensation from trading stocks or bonds? Or from purchasing the mutual funds I am invested in?” When I first got my investment licenses, I spent a painful short year in the broker dealer world. A friend recommended I work with him in that space, and I naively didn’t know any better. I got a quick lesson and left for the RIA world. I’ve never looked back.

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

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Shakespeare on the Square Presents 29th Season




Company presents its 29th Summer Shakespeare Festival, featuring the comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens the festival on Thursday, July 11, at Market Square. It continues through August 10, alternating performances with The Comedy of Errors, which runs July 12 through August 11. Admission is free to the Market Square performances. The indoor matinees at the Scruffy City Hall are $15. A donation basket is passed at Market Square, with a $10 suggested donation. Special VIP seating is available on the Square for $15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream July 11, 13, 19, 21, 25 & 27 and August 2, 4, 8 & 10 7 pm nightly outdoors on Market Square 2 pm matinee on July 21 indoors at Scruffy City Hall This famous romantic comedy is set in the Athenian woods on one magical midsummer night. Two young lovers, pursued by rivals for their love, spurned fathers and the angry Duke of Athens find themselves lost in a magical wonderland peopled by the King and



Queen of the fairies and their sprite henchmen Robin Goodfellow, known as Puck. All three delight in playing games with mere mortals who chance to enter their woods. Add a group of rowdy tradesmen seeking a secluded spot to rehearse their play for the Duke’s wedding and you have all the ingredients for a wild evening of magic and comedy that could only have come from the glorious imagination of William Shakespeare. “Oh, what fools these mortals be.” The Comedy of Errors July 12, 14, 18, 20, 26 & 28 and August 1, 3, 9 & 11 7 pm nightly outdoors on Market Square 2 pm matinee on July 28 indoors at Scruffy City Hall One of Shakespeare’s first (and funniest) plays. Two sets of identical twins(!) with the same names(!!), Dromio and Antipholus, who were separated as infants, grow up in rival cities, Ephesus and Syracuse, with no knowledge of the others – until the twins from Syracuse pay a visit to Ephesus. Elaborate embarrassments abound as the whole town tries to sort out two Dromios and two Anthipholi. It’s a wild roller coaster ride with mistaken identities, hilarious blunders, and slapstick farce around

every curve. “I to the world am like a drop of water that in the ocean seeks another drop.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream is directed by H. Caitlin Corbitt and The Comedy of Errors is directed by Jennifer Alldredge. Shakespeare on the Square productions are performed on a rough replica of the new Globe Theatre in London (a reconstruction of Shakespeare’s original theater). The plays are presented in the timeless style of Elizabethan theatrical presentations. The Tennessee Stage Company encourages audiences to spend an evening on the Square: Do a little shopping, have a nice dinner, see the play, and maybe stop by a pub afterward. All of this and more is available on Market Square nightly. So come early and see the Square! For more information about the Tennessee Stage Company, Shakespeare on the Square, or its support guild, Buddies of the Bard (BOB), call 865-546-4280, email tennesseestage@comcast.net, or visit www. tennesseestage.com. Shakespeare on the Square would not be possible without the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, the City of Knoxville, and Knox County.

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Greek Chicken and Grape Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing Serves 4 Ingredients » 1/4 cup tahini » 2 tablespoons lemon juice » 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest » 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar » 1/4 cup water » 1 clove of garlic » 1 teaspoon honey » 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided » 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to uniform thickness » 1 tablespoon olive oil » Coarse ground pepper to taste » 1/3 English cucumber, trimmed, quartered, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup) » 1 1/3 cups halved red California grapes » 1/2 cup chopped scallions, green part only » 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled » 3/4 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained » 1 cup hummus » 16 romaine heart leaves » 1 large whole wheat pita round, quartered


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to get excited about leisurely days spent in the company of friends and family enjoying delicious, fresh, seasonal foods. At the top of the list are crisp, juicy, and delicious California grapes, which are always a favorite snack. For the home cook, grapes are also a versatile ingredient for summertime entertaining – a simple way to elevate any dish. For a crowd-pleasing meal, go Mediterranean. Experts agree that the Mediterranean diet is one of the best for overall health and long life. Greek Chicken and Grape Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing captures so many classic flavors, textures, and colors of the Mediterranean – lemon, sesame, grilled chicken, grapes, feta cheese, hummus, and fresh, crisp vegetables. Asian-inspired cuisine also is festive, fun, and flavorful. Green Beans with Grapes in Wasabi Dressing is an easy side dish that complements all things grilled, making it a backyard barbecue basic – with a twist. This dish kicks up the flavor with a dressing made from soy sauce, wasabi horseradish, oil, mustard, and shallots. The touch of spiciness from the wasabi gives a surprisingly cooling effect. Finish the meal with finesse by setting out a colorful platter of fruit, chocolate, cookies, or ice cream for a no-fuss, delicious end to a perfect meal.

Green Beans with Grapes in Wasabi Dressing Prep time 15 minutes. Cook time 10 minutes. Serves 4 Ingredients

» 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce » 2 teaspoons wasabi paste » 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard » 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil » 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper » 1 shallot, thinly sliced » 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed » 1 cup halved California grapes » 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Directions In a blender, combine tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, water, garlic, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; puree and set aside. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season the chicken with olive oil, remaining salt, and pepper. Place chicken on grill and cook, without flipping, for 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip and then cook for another 4 minutes on the second side. Allow the chicken to rest for 3-4 minutes, then slice. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, grapes, scallions, feta, and chickpeas; add 1/3 cup salad dressing and toss to combine. To serve: Portion 1/4 cup hummus on four separate serving plates and place four romaine leaves in the hummus. Top with the cucumber-grape salad mixture and sliced chicken and serve with a triangle of pita bread. Nutritional analysis per serving, without pita: Calories 540; Protein 37 g; Carbohydrate 47 g; Fat 24 g (40% Calories from Fat); Saturated Fat 5 g (8% Calories from Saturated Fat); Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 720 mg; Fiber 2 g.



Directions In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, wasabi, mustard, oil, and pepper. Stir in the shallot and set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook until beans are crisp tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to the bowl with wasabi dressing. Add in the grapes and toss with the dressing; sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 90; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrate 15 g; Fat 3.5 g (35% Calories from Fat); Saturated Fat 0 g (0% Calories from Saturated Fat); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 290 mg; Fiber 4 g.

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“Today I have the most beautiful smile you will ever see. Family and friends comment on how I’m always smiling nowadays.”

another broken partial, which was unwearable. I had two chipped teeth and other problems as well. “Dr. Bradshaw and his team examined me and explained that I needed a full mouth rehab with crowns and bridges. I agreed. I was nervous at first from my previous experiences, but Dr. Bradshaw and his team made me comfortable. I never felt any pain, and they made me

feel like part of their family and not a patient. I actually looked forward to my visits. They were very professional in every sense of the word. They are the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet. Each and every person there demonstrates genuine care and concern for you as a patient and friend. “Today I have the most beautiful smile you will ever see. Family and friends comment on how I’m always smiling nowadays. Eating is a joy now and not painful as before. I recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone – young, old, or very old like me – who needs dental work. Dr. Bradshaw and his wonderful team really changed my life for the better.”

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I S a convenient excuse used by far too many seniors today who have learned to accept diminished health and well-being, but at 77 years young, Emily Vreeland is proving them all wrong. This surprising grandmother of two has led an enthusiastic hiking group of more than 70 members from her church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, for the last four years. Twice a month Emily and her dedicated followers traverse the rolling topography of East Tennessee. In fact, Emily has hiked more than 500 miles of trails throughout our Great Smoky Mountains, inspiring other seniors seeking a more active and healthy lifestyle to follow her. But Emily’s real success began 12 years ago when she described herself as feeling “fat, frumpy, and old.” Emily decided that she wanted to be an active grandmother for her two grandsons. When Emily asked me if I thought she could lose 30 pounds, I told her that it was entirely up to her and that Fitness Together would team up with her to customize a plan designed to help her achieve her personal goals. As a result of her efforts, Emily

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“Instead of just driving through the Smokies, I started getting out of the car and walking on some of the trails,” she said. She also started walking around her hilly neighborhood more often and in less time. Slowly but surely, Emily was not just making her appointments at Fitness Together – she was becoming a committed and enthusiastic exerciser! The greatest motivation for Emily to continue on her personal journey has been our great team of personal trainers. “There’s not a day that goes by that my trainer doesn’t ask me how I’m doing, and they are always willing to modify my program depending on how I’m feeling that day,” said Emily. “The Fitness Together trainers are all very nice and have good senses of humor, but they all challenge me. Even when I don’t want to do an exercise or think I’ve done enough, they are always able to find a way to motivate me to go a little further each time. Moving is better than sitting. You’re never too old or too tired to begin – they are just excuses. You just have to put one foot in front of the other to get started. Make a decision to get started, and then just do it!” And that’s not just talk, as Emily and her husband visited Whister, BC, where they hiked and ziplined, and they went to the Allegheny National Forest. Emily’s success story can become your success story. You are just one decision away from a higher level of health and well-being. Why not call us today and discover for yourself just how young you can feel regardless of your age? Call or text 865-273-0380 to set up your free consultation and trial session.

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Ensure Your Pet’s Safety This Summer!



family festivities, reunions, fairs, amusement parks, and concerts, but these events are not fun places for your fourlegged family members. The loud noises and crowds, combined with the heat, can be stressful and dangerous for your pets. Never leave your dog in a car during the summer, even for a very short amount of time. Always ensure that fresh, clean, cool water is available. Never use fireworks around pets! Exposure to lit fireworks can result in severe burns and/ or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets. Unused fireworks can contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic, and other heavy metals. Keep pets away from all fireworks. Provide them a quiet, sheltered, escape proof area. Keep pets cool, comfortable, and healthy during these hot summer days. Dogs regulate their

body temperature by panting and releasing sweat through the pads of their feet. It’s essential to keep your dog’s feet pads clean of hair growth. Time the length you leave Fido outside in the heat. Here at Ms. C’s, we use a kitchen timer, setting it between 12 and 15 minutes, ensuring dogs do not stay out too long. Our facility is constantly temperature controlled, with three HVAC systems operating. If it’s hot outside, bring your dogs in where it is cool and comfortable. If you’re hot, your dogs are hot! Fido deserves a day of fun and relaxation with his same species. Call for your summer daycare or camping reservation soon.

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Knoxville Navitat Discount Days Support the Smokies FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES

and Navitat Canopy Adventures are partnering to show their love for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on three special days this summer. Call and mention Friends of the Smokies to book your adventure with Navitat Asheville or Navitat Knoxville for July 30, August 17, or September 28 to receive a 10% discount, plus a portion of sales will be donated directly back to Friends of the Smokies. Each of the dates celebrates a piece of the partnership between Friends of the Smokies, our parks and public lands, and gateway communities. » Tuesday, July 30 – International Day of Friendship » Saturday, August 17 – National Non-profit Day » Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day “We are very excited to partner with Navitat on both sides of the mountains to raise money for the Smokies,” said Tim Chandler, Friends of the Smokies Executive Director & CEO. “The three discount days coming up this summer are a perfect way to support the national park and get your adrenaline

pumping at the same time!” “Friends of the Smokies provides vital funding and programming support to GSMNP, and Navitat is proud to be a contributor to this wonderful cause,” said Ken Stamps, CEO and Managing Partner of Navitat Canopy Adventures. Call either Navitat location to book your adventure and mention Friends of the Smokies to receive the discount: Navitat Asheville is located at 242 Poverty

Branch Road in Barnardsville, NC. Call 828-626-3700. Navitat Knoxville is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue in Knoxville. Call 855-628-4828. Friends of the Smokies is an official nonprofit partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has raised more than $65 million to support critical park programs and maintain the Smokies as a crown jewel of the National Park Service. Find your park at www. FriendsOfTheSmokies.org. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Say Goodbye to Your Generic Pharmacy


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Knoxville area neighbors, believeRX will officially open its doors in July. Promising to provide an exciting, new, and fresh approach to the retail pharmacy marketplace, believeRX offers its customers the type of retail experience you may remember from childhood but that you might have thought no longer existed – an experience where you are greeted warmly and listened to carefully, rather than the assembly line, take a number scenario so common today. If you thought that a compassionate and caring pharmacy was a thing of the past, it’s only because you haven’t visited believeRX. Here are just a few ways that believeRX will make a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. After-Hours Prescription Delivery “believeRX has made a full-time commitment to our customers,” said Gabriella Bowers, believeRX co-owner. “We decided to put our customers first, even after we have 24


closed for the day. Our pharmacist will be on call from after closing time to 10 pm every evening.” Established patients at believeRX and their families will receive the best care possible, whether it’s during their normal business hours or an unforeseen late night trip to the emergency room. “Once the patient receives their prescription, they will take it to our pharmacy, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane in Knoxville, and place it in our convenient drop box,” said Gabriella. “Call the phone number displayed on the drop box, and then go to the comfort of your home while we take care of the rest. As soon as your prescription is ready, it will personally be delivered to your front door free of charge. This is a huge commitment to our customers but one that we believe our customers deserve. Our commitment to you is to offer you the best care available anywhere and to fully answer all of your questions so that you and your loved ones will be fully knowledgeable about the

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medications you are taking.” believeRX also offers prescription delivery service to your home for any specialty medications that you or a family member may require. Many of these medications must be stored and maintained properly at proper temperatures to protect their effectiveness. “We don’t feel that your mailman should be the individual delivering your life saving medications,” said Gabriella. “That responsibility is best left to our pharmacist, who has properly stored your medication, who will bring it to your home, answer any questions that you might have, and who will make sure you are taking the medication correctly. When you are dealing with a life-saving medication, it’s very important to get it right the first time.” High-Quality Vitamins and Supplements “Vitamins and supplements vary widely in their quality and effectiveness,” said Ellen Phillips, believeRX pharmacist and founder. “That’s why we’ve chosen some of the best Photo by Marie Kamp, Red Door Photography

companies to partner with for our vitamins and supplements. Life Extension has been at the forefront of groundbreaking medical research for more than 35 years. Many of the strategies and supplement discoveries they recommend are so advanced that they’re 10 to 20 years ahead of the medical mainstream. Their revolutionary formulas, amazing breakthroughs, and commitment to health advances have made history. “Life Extension offers a large selection of high-quality vitamins and supplements for your everyday needs. Their products are created to promote a longer, healthier life and are not only for humans, but are also for pets. Their belief in a scientific approach to better nutrition has always been the cornerstone of Life Extension. They offer a large selection of products to promote healthy living, including skin care, vitamins and minerals, supplements, herbs and botanicals, hormone replacement, weight loss supplements, and lab tests. We share their main focus as we both partner together to help promote greater longevity and help you become the best version of yourself while you’re alive.” believeRX has also partnered with Isotonix. Isotonix offers powder supplements that become isotonic once the proper amount of powder and water are mixed together. Once the supplement is made in to the isotonic form, the osmotic pressure matches the osmotic pressure of body fluids, which allows the supplement to bypass the digestion process and reach the site of action faster in its most active form. This is what makes Isotonix formulas more effective than standard supplement formulas, because they offer the fastest and most effective way to get the maximum delivery of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your bloodstream. The stomach has very little work to do because the pH and toxicity are designed to allow the stomach to quickly release all the nutrients into the small intestine. Isotonix formulas require about five minutes for this process to occur. Isotonix products are completely free of binders and fillers, which are common in traditional tablets or capsules. Isotonix uses only the highest quality ingredients in their products, from gluten-free, vegetarian, and no detectable GMOs to isotonic-capable drinkable supplements. Isotonic offers great tasting vitamins and supplements, including Vitamin D with K2, Activated B Complex, Turn Down Isotonix Essentials, Calcium Plus, Vitamin C, Multivitamin without/with Iron, Magnesium, OPC-3 Beauty Blend OPC3, Energy Shots, Digestive Enzymes with

Probiotics, Prenatal Multivitamin, AntiAging, and so much more. In addition, believeRX will sell brainMD products, formulated by Daniel G. Amen, MD, who teaches the Brain Health Coach courses. In his studies, Dr. Amen teaches to first fix the brain in order to be successful in everything else, such as weight loss and memory. His products focus on six key areas: Mood, memory, focus, stress, sleep, and everyday. BrainMD uses three main fundamental key components in all of their products. The first key component is science. Every one of their products has been developed by an MD and PhD based on scientific research. The second key component is ingredients. They source on the purist ingredients in the most bioactive forms available. The third and last key component is testing. Their products are tested for highest potency and purity standards. BrainMD offers many unique products that are available in capsules, tablets, soft gels, powder, and daily vitamin packets. Your brain is fundamentally who you are, so taking quality supplements can change your life. “We strongly believe that with our proactive over-the-counter section, our customers will not only be getting the very best and most thoroughly researched vitamins and supplements available, but also the vitamins and supplements most immediately absorbed by their body,” said Ellen. “This is important because many people are unaware of just how many nutrients their body is lacking, not just from the food they eat, but also from relying on using low cost, poor quality vitamins and supplements or from buying the wrong vitamins and supplements. As is often the case, by the time your body has broken down the vitamins or supplements, you may only be absorbing about 40% of what you have actually taken. People are not only doing their body a disservice, but also wasting a lot of money at the same time. Commit to nourish your body with the correct vitamins and to acquire the necessary knowledge to know what you are taking and for what purpose. This is where our expertise and commitment to your overall health can benefit our customers.” Your Personal Training Knowledge Team “At believeRX, we are committed to our customers by offering them a diverse and well-rounded level of expertise not commonly found in most retail pharmacy settings,” said Gabriella. “believeRX founder,

Ellen Phillips, has not only been a PharmD since 1998, but has had experience in both retail and hospital settings. She has been in management for most of her career and won The Pharmacist’s Excellence Award in 2016. She has also become a Person Health Coach and Brain Health Coach so she could help her patients fuel their best self.” Gabriella Bowers, believeRX co-owner, has been a Board Certified Pharmacy Assistant for more than 12 years and is also a Personal Health Coach and Professional Group Fitness Instructor. She strongly believes being a Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor go hand in hand. Being a Health Coach gives her the opportunity to empower people to make life-altering behavioral changes that will improve their health and well-being. This allows Gabriella to partner with her clients to build a relationship based on confidence and trust and to help them achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Today physical inactivity is a major risk factor of chronic diseases and contributor to premature mortality. At believeRX, they help their customers to take on this challenge as they take on the roles of resource provider, motivator, and partner in the effort to get more people physically active. More than today’s typical, generic pharmacy, believeRX offers you the opportunity to truly engage their extensive expertise and resources to discover not only your personal path to a healthier lifestyle and greater longevity, but also to discover your life’s full potential.


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New Model Train Exhibition Transports Guests into Summer at Biltmore


MODEL TRAINS in a miniature landscape, to the thrill of a raptor encounter, to stars gracing the concert stage, Biltmore shines this summer with experiences to bring wonder and a touch of nostalgia to guests of all ages. Biltmore Gardens Railway Biltmore Gardens Railway runs through September 29 with a model train exhibition in two estate locations: The historic Conservatory and Antler Hill Village. In the Conservatory, nearly 800 feet of track carries G-scale locomotives and railcars as they traverse bridges and trestles in multiple rooms at varied viewing levels. Adding to the charm, trains weave through exotic botanicals and miniature replicas of estate landmarks. The plant-based recreations of estate structures include replicas of Biltmore House, the Stable, the Conservatory, Lodge Gate, the Bass Pond Waterfall, the Gardener’s Cottage, plus All Souls Church and the train depot in Biltmore Village. In Antler Hill Village, a second railway display showcases the travels of Biltmore’s founder George Vanderbilt. Model trains travel on 250 feet of track, passing replicas of international landmarks including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London’s Tower Bridge. The landscape is designed by Biltmore’s gardeners using shrubs, trees, and flowers. The miniature replica structures were hand-crafted out of all-natural materials by Applied Imagination, an award-winning crew of artists, botanical experts, and landscape designers known for popular exhibitions across the U.S., including the New York Botanical Garden and the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Many of the materials used in the design of Biltmore Gardens Railway were collected directly

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from the estate including pine cones, bark, bamboo, grapevines, honeysuckle, acorns, pods, seeds, and grasses. Biltmore Gardens Railway is included with regular daytime admission to the estate. Insider-tips: What’s not to miss at Biltmore this summer » New adventures in Biltmore’s backyard: Visitors can now discover the ancient art of falconry on the estate’s grounds, learning how to handle a trained hawk or falcon. Another new offering is the Outrider USA Adventure Tour that takes participants off-road through remote trails and roads of the estate on electric recumbent tricycles. Another idea for getting out in Biltmore’s 8,000 acre backyard – guests staying at either of Biltmore’s lodging properties are offered complimentary guided hikes and yoga classes. » 23rd Annual Biltmore Summer Concert Series: Biltmore House, the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a canopy of stars serve as the backdrop for enjoying music during the Biltmore Summer Concert Series. The 2019 concert line-up includes The Beach Boys, The B-52s, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band, Chicago (sold out), The O’Jays and Kool &

The Gang, and Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman. Details and tickets can be found at www.biltmore.com/concerts or by calling 866-336-1255. » Antler Hill Village & Winery: Enjoy live music daily in Antler Hill Village this summer. Sample Biltmore’s extensive portfolio of wines at Biltmore Winery. Visit friendly farm animals at the farmyard. » Mile-long sunflower patch along Winery Drive: In mid-to-late summer, tall sunflowers and wildflowers stretch amid meadows of native grasses on the road leading from Biltmore House and gardens to Antler Hill Village & Winery. » Italian Gardens: Reflecting pools teem with exotic water lilies, elephant ears, and papyrus, with koi and goldfish swimming just beneath. Stay at Biltmore Available August 27, Summer on the Farm packages at The Inn on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate allow guests to reconnect with nature, explore Biltmore’s farm life, and enjoy acres of gardens and trails. The Summer on the Farm package at each estate property includes bike rentals and an exclusive farm experience consisting of one of the following: Hands-on crafts and demonstrations, a farmyard visit to gather eggs and wagon ride, or a Farm to Forest tour. More information and additional summer lodging packages are available at www.biltmore.com/stay. Summer Savings » Kids 16 and younger receive FREE admission to the estate with paid adult admission through Labor Day, September 2. » Guests save $10 by booking online seven or more days in advance of visit. For more information, visit www.biltmore. com.



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East Tennessee Historical Society to Participate in Blue Star Museums


OR THE NINTH YEAR, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums to offer free museum admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their immediate families, as well as National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2019. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 2,000 museums across America. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. “As the Volunteer State, Tennesseans are always among the first to respond to our country’s call,” said Cherel Henderson, ETHS Executive Director. “The Blue Star Museums is a wonderful way for us to give back and to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.” “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to celebrate the tenth summer of collaborating with Blue Star Families, Department of Defense, and especially the more than 2,000 museums across our nation that make this program possible,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as the East Tennessee Historical Society are providing wonderful opportunities for military families to share a memorable experience together this summer.” This year ’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer at www.arts.gov. “We’ve seen the tremendous impact the

Blue Star Museums program brings to our military families, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating a decade of support,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Star Families. “Not only are museums fun to explore, but they are also great for making memories and strengthening military families as a whole.” “The Defense Department congratulates Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Arts on reaching an incredible milestone: Ten years of service to the military community though Blue Star Museums,” said A.T. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. “We offer our sincere gratitude to the more than 2,000 museums across the country who open their doors through this wonderful program. Your patriotism and generosity have enriched the lives and experiences of our military families.” The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. About the East Tennessee Historical Society Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 185 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage

– recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share. The historical society pursues its education mission through publications, lectures, conferences, school programs, museum exhibits, and heritage programs such as the popular First Families of Tennessee and the Civil War Families of Tennessee. The East Tennessee History Center houses the staff and programs of the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Knox County Archives. About the National Endowment for the Arts Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov. About Blue Star Families Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit www.bluestarfam.org. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Knoxville Children’s Theatre Presents Hairspray, Jr.



Theatre will present a live stage version of the popular musical Hairspray, Jr. The play will be performed July 5 through July 28: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, Jr. – the family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs – is adapted from the Original Broadway Version, which won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It’s 1962, and spunky Tracy Turnblad has one big dream – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable. The play is performed by 30 talented young actors from ages 10 to 17. Jaden Lily Branson plays the iconic Tracy Turnblad, while Ethan Turbyfill portrays her teen

idol crush, Link Larkin. Lydia Baxter plays her arch rival, Amber Van Tussle. TV Star Corny Collins is played by Keegan Spurr, and the Queen of the Radio Waves, Motor Mouth Maybelle, is portrayed by Jasmyne Simpkins, who makes her KCT debut with this role. KCT veterans Derrick Washington, Jr. and Celeste Paultre portray Motormouth’s children, Seaweed and Little Inez. Tracy’s mother, Edna Turnblad, is played by Audrey Randall, and her best friend, Penny

Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee 39th Annual Quilt Show & Competition


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the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee 39th Annual Quilt Show & Competition August 2-3 at the Knoxville Expo Center, located at 5441 Clinton Highway in Knoxville. Come and shop 20 vendors and a boutique of unique items hand-crafted by guild members. Quilt appraisals will be done by appointment. Contact certified quilt appraiser, Cindy Stuart, at 865-980-2162 or cstuart1@ hughes.net. On Friday, August 2, Merikay Waldvogel, 2009 Quilters Hall of Fame inductee, will present an antique quilt bedturning from 11 am to 1 pm. On Saturday, August 3, a special exhibit and meet-and-greet with award-winning quilter, Linda Roy, is scheduled for 9 am to 3 pm. The show will be held on Friday, August 2, from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, August 3, from 9 am to 4 pm. Daily admission is $7, and a two-day pass is $10. Parking is free. For more information, call 865-213-2335, email info@ smokymtnquilters.com, or visit www.smokymtnquilters.com. 30


Pingelton, is portrayed by Bella Patterson. The rest of the cast features Autumn Acree, Sydney Allen, Ashley Alexander, Conard Belitz, Austin Bishop, Ja’Shonna Bryant, Hannah Campbell, Deshayla Foley, Isabella Francisco, Cate Harper, Isabella Murrell, Christopher-Lawson Palmer, Elijah Payne, Braelyn Read, Delaney Rickman, Pressley Rule, Mary Helen Schow, Alyssa Vogt, Declan Wampler, Jasmyn Washington, and Adrianna Wormsley. The play is directed by KCT Artistic Director, Dennis E. Perkins, and Musical Direction is provided by Paul Jones of Auralation Studios. Donya Walker will choreograph the show. Students Charlotte and Emma Stark provide the scenic design, and Jacob Sousley, a junior at Central High School, is the assistant director and will design the lights. Sophie Foster, a West High student, designs and builds the costumes with assistance from Maria Kauffman, a junior at Bearden High School, and Lauren Norton, an 8th grader at Cedar Bluff Middle School. The play’s stage manager is Maria Kauffman. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.

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who braved the storms for our Dog Days of Summer Deals event. This month we plan to entertain and delight you with a Summer Sip & Sample, where we will serve gourmet food samples and offer shopping deals on Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 7 pm. Stop in, beat the heat, and cool down with our summer snacks – bring a friend for a simple and fun ladies’ night out! Merging relaxation with aromatherapy: As seen on Good Morning America and a Corporate Champion of the Wounded Warrior Project! Summer heat have you feeling stressed? If so, say hello to pinch me therapy dough: A holistic, drug-free, portable stress-reduction tool. This pliable putty was expertly developed to be the ideal texture for perfect pinchability. When you feel a hint of stress, pull out your container. Gently knead away nuisances, or use it while you’re relaxing to decompress and get back to center. Each container is infused with placating, spa-quality oils and soft, subtle hues to act as subliminary calming agents. The elements come together to pack a powerful punch against common, everyday stressors. When you’re done, just drop it back in the container, twist the lid on securely, and tuck it away... until next time. New in our Nursery

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in the industry for more than 40 years and selling more than 26 million albums, Vince Gill is one the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record Down To My Last Bad Habit, of which he wrote/co-wrote, co-produced, and is a featured musician on all 12 songs. Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award. Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has received 21 Grammy® Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums. The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill eight awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.” Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also a member of the six-time Grammy-winning band The Time Jumpers.

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This stylish, slate indoor/ outdoor accent lamp from designer Carolyn Kinder is available exclusively at Amish Elegance, where you’ll discover a wide selection of lighting, handcrafted Amish furniture, and interior design products showcased. Amish Elegance, 613 N. Campbell Station Road in Knoxville, 865.392.6000, www. amisheleganceknox.com.



Fun woven pom-poms adorn this modern bohemian pillow. Bring a splash of summer to your home with the full collection, available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.

Happy Everything! Summer Collection New cookie jars and summer and holiday-themed attachments have arrived! Step up your summer entertaining and find joy in every day with this popular, stylish line of products that are sure to impress and delight. Personalization possible for most pieces, making a great gift! Available at CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.288.7887, www.chinteriorsandgifts.com.




This colorful birdhouse floral arrangement, in addition to ladies’ apparel, jewelry, and accessories, home décor items, and fresh flowers, is just one of the hundreds of gift ideas you’ll discover at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623.


This large, exquisite, hand-blown glass rooster is a unique work of art, with no two pieces being identical. Discover this and name brand furniture, Oriental rugs, art, and décor items at savings of up to 90% at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721, www.premiereconsignment.com.


Everyday Essentials System Whether you are new to skin care or are a true skin care minimalist, this is a foundational system you can depend on. When used together, these four products improve the appearance of aging skin. Use this system individually, or customize it by adding your other favorite SkinMedica® products to enhance your regimen. When skin care works, it’s worth it. Available at Southeastern Dermatology, 1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way in Knoxville, 865.474.8800, www.drdoppelt.com.


Show off your Tennessee pride with this great wood-carved box sign. The heart may be placed over the city you call home and be a shelf sitter or hung on the wall! Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.



Combining the Latest Medical Innovations with Compassionate Care A L O N G T I M E advocate for

advanced medical care access for women in medicine and surgery, Dr. Michael Fields has also championed health and wellness with a specific comprehensive approach to each individual woman. Known nationally for his contribution to quality patient care in the operating

room setting, that same passion exists in his medical practice. He is complemented by a phenomenal team of compassionate, skilled health professionals. Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery launched in 2010 and has become known not only for bringing innovative technology into the office setting, but also for their unique, authentic

attention to each individual patient. Led by Anya Zerilla, WHNP, and the exciting addition of Catherine Kingery, WHNP, they offer you a snapshot of this long-standing, unique practice. From body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation to hormone replacement therapy and weight loss, the office is the true definition of comprehensive, holistic care.

Michael Fields, MD, FACOG Dr. Fields performed the first gynecologic robotic minimally invasive procedure in the region in 2006 and has since become a pioneer in the field. He has contributed to the development of multiple robotic procedures, including endometriosis resection, nerve sparing hysterectomy, removal of fibroids and prolapse surgeries, and teaches these procedures across the nation. He established protocols that are used internationally for a safer and more efficient operating room with a focus not only on patient outcome, but patient experience as well. With a nurse for a mother and a Baptist minister for a father, he stands out in the surgery world with his bedside manner and time spent with each individual patient. “Our commitment to technical expertise and personal attention to each patient is of utmost importance, whether in surgery or in the office,” said Dr. Fields. Outside of the operating room, Dr Fields is a proud father of two children and tries his best not to miss a sporting event or extracurricular activity. He also enjoys backpacking and fly fishing. He describes himself as an amateur musician and plays several instruments.

Anya Zerilla, WHNP Anya Zerilla is a Board Certified Women’s

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Health Nurse Practitioner providing gynecological and obstetric care. She also serves as the Director for our Center of Wellness. Anya’s commitment to a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient issues led her to develop expertise in several areas, with a healthy and diverse practice. “I have a firm belief in creating a safe environment for my patients to address their physical and emotional concerns, recognizing that true care for each patient is not just medications and treatments, but also providing a listening ear,” said Anya. Spending the last 14 years in women’s care, Anya provides a wide range of services to women of all ages, including adolescents. In addition to offering routine annuals and contraceptive counseling, she is one of the most experienced providers of hormone replacement therapy in the region, including pellet therapy. She also provides management of thyroid conditions and weight loss options and is skilled at combining these disciplines in developing a successful management plan for each individual patient. In addition to her success in the medical practice, she is also a successful mom of two teenage daughters, three rescue pups, and loves cheering on her Volunteers.

Catherine Kingery, WHNP Catherine Kingery is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner practicing for more than 12 years. She began her career as a Labor & Delivery Registered Nurse in 2002, giving her a diverse perspective and knowledge base for women’s health. Catherine believes the greatest investment in life is one’s health, and she dedicates countless hours to help her patients achieve that. “Preventive health should be a focus,” said Catherine. “During each visit, I believe there is an opportunity to learn the importance of practicing good health and maintaining your

body throughout one’s entire lifetime.” Catherine creates a respectful environment for patients to address concerns, and she believes a collaborative approach that involves the patient is the best way to achieve health goals. Outside of the office, Catherine loves spending time with her husband and two sons, especially watching them play baseball. They also love to travel and, of course, cheer on the Vols.

Advanced Procedures Offered in Office Votiva by Inmode is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment designed to tighten pelvic muscles and treat the effects of vaginal laxity such as incontinence and loss of sensitivity. It is also an effective treatment for vaginal dryness. Contoura by Inmode is the fastest rising aesthetic procedure around the world. Safe and effective, this non-surgical treatment uses top-of-the-line technology to permanently eliminate up to 30% of targeted fat cells. By using heat instead of cooling, there is greater reduction in problematic fatty tissue compared to other procedures. Contoura combines a superficial action on the skin, which improves skin texture and treats cellulite. EndoSee is an in-office fiberoptic scope that allows visualization of the inside of the uterus without the need for anesthesia. This simplifies biopsies and treatment for small polyps, avoiding unnecessary surgery. Discover how the Fields Center for Women’s Health & Robotic Surgery can help you feel and look your best with the most advanced medical technologies available and a level of compassionate care that you may have thought no longer existed in today’s medical marketplace. To learn more, call 865-288-7300 or visit them online at www.fieldsgynroboticsurgery.com. Discover an entirely new level of wellness and compassionate care.

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Personal Space, LLC owner and founder, Susan Davis’, true passion has always been to build affordable, custom built homes that are a reflection of the homeowners’ personal tastes and designed to meet not only their current lifestyle needs, but their future needs as well. Blessed to have worked on some great commercial and residential projects in the past, her real passion was always to serve the needs of area homeowners. Personal Space, LLC was, by design, truly unique. They are niche builders satisfying the needs of families that are underserved by contractors that build multi-million homes or contractors that build multiple homes simultaneously in area developments. “Our goal is simple one: To provide the average West Knoxville family with a custom home that they can both afford and will love for many years to come,” said Susan. “Our crews are comprised of very talented and experienced people who truly love what they do and who want to share their diverse skills with families right here in our community. “Many homeowners sacrifice design for other factors when buying a home, leaving

them trying to find ways to make these spaces personal. I encourage homeowners to ask themselves: How can I make this space work for my entire family? Would this room make a better office, home theater, or wine room? Would an addition make our kitchen work more efficiently? Do the finishes in my home really suit me? Ask yourself if your home’s design ‘sparks joy’ for you.” Personal Space, LLC offers homeowners a quality product, professional services, and a reliable partner. Just ask Melinda Bishop, homeowner and Personal Space client. “I had previously worked with Susan and knew that I wanted her to be my contractor on my bathroom remodel,” said Melinda. “I had a few other contractors

out for a quote for the remodel. Susan was upfront with me regarding my budget and was willing to work to get as close to my budget as possible. “It was a great experience. The Personal Space Construction team was on time, very professional, and accommodating to my changes. I would absolutely recommend Personal Space Construction to others. Susan is a great person, very easy to work with, and willing to meet you to discuss anything.” “Whether you are contemplating an addition, a remodel, or a new home, I invite you to discover the Personal Space difference,” said Susan. “We work with interior designers, realtors, and directly with homeowners. We are skilled in home renovation projects, including new additions, backyard decks, custom built-ins and trim, adaptive reuses, and restoration repair.” To learn more, call Susan at 865-2717998 today and schedule your no-cost, no-obligation, in-home consultation and discover the Personal Space, LLC difference for yourself.

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choosing genuine hand-crafted Amish furniture for their homes today instead of more traditional choices so commonplace in the past. There are a variety of reasons for this shift in consumer preference. The factor cited most often is quality. The transition of the nation’s furniture industry from domestic to foreign sourcing accounts for much of this decline in quality, as does the substitution of lower cost, inferior quality components, and the replacement of skilled craftsmen with inexperienced workers. Amish Elegance in Knoxville is East Tennessee’s number one source for beautifully hand-crafted Amish furniture. Competitively priced, all custom made Amish furniture, Amish Elegance offers homeowners a real choice from the typical mass produced, offshore, assembly line furniture found elsewhere. One visit to Amish Elegance is usually all that is needed to convince shoppers that they have just discovered the best value and highest quality furniture available anywhere. Just ask George Page. “My wife and I moved to the area almost a year ago after living in Germantown, Tennessee, for 35 years,” said George. “We moved into our present home and decided to purchase furniture. We always were



impressed with the quality of Amish products, and we visited Amish Elegance on one of our shopping trips. We were impressed with the selection and quality of furniture we saw there. We purchased 14 pieces ranging from bedroom, kitchen, and great room pieces. We are extremely pleased, as the number of pieces indicates. The staff was easy to work with and very helpful.” Most Amish Elegance visitors are surprised to discover that today’s Amish furniture is available in nearly every style imaginable. Handrafted from 100% solid American hardwoods, your furniture can be produced using the wood species you select, custom ordered to your exact specifications, with your choice of stains and finishes. And if it’s the

softer side of Amish Elegance you’re searching for, spice things up a little with their wide assortment of fabrics and leather upholstery. “We continue to enjoy the beauty and the quality of the furniture,” said George. “Our shopping experience at Amish Elegance continues to be pleasant, and they have done all the work of selecting quality and beautiful pieces, which makes the experience a pleasure. We highly recommend Amish Elegance to anyone looking for timeless and beautifully made furniture that is a joy to live with daily.” Let Amish Elegance take the mystery out of shopping for quality furniture. Bring your photos when you visit and let their interior design consultants help you to create that designer look you’re looking for – and at a price that may surprise you. Say goodbye to expensive, inferior quality, assembly line furniture for good. Also, be sure to check out their extensive lines of home décor items, lighting, and art from well-known regional artists.

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Rediscover the Excitement of Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces


ET THE GREAT outdoors in! With the

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sun stronger and the days longer, it’s time to rediscover the endless ways for you, your family, and friends to enjoy summertime fun right at home in your own backyard. But can you really enjoy your outdoor living spaces to their full potential? If your outdoor spaces don’t include retractable screen solutions, then the answer is most likely no. Here’s why. While many homeowners across the country are making significant investments in their homes by creating outdoor “living areas” such as porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially designed to be weatherproof, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects often prevent them from fully enjoying their home’s new outdoor family areas. Retractable screens provide the perfect solution to these problems by combining indoor and outdoor spaces and promoting the outdoor living experience. They provide shade while allowing people to enjoy the out-of-doors during hot summer days, extending the time spent on patios, especially in areas where there are lots of annoying bugs that come out in the evening. Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of your home, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish the views or aesthetics of your home, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many of the retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. Increasing in popularity is the variety of custom color and wood grain finishes that help to seamlessly blend the screens into interior or exterior color schemes. Your screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and be connected to your home’s automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection are needed. For more information about retractable screen options, and to discover how to combine your home’s indoor and outdoor living spaces for a summertime of fun with friends and family, visit www. phantomscreens.com.

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Control Management Program is an easy and cost-effective way to enjoy summer without being bitten by pesky mosquitoes that can carry diseases such as the Zika and West Nile viruses! Dayton’s treatment approach is environmentallyfriendly and won’t cause any harmful effects to you, your pets, or your landscaping. Fleas: Often riding unseen into your house on your pets, fleas and their eggs drop into the carpet, and an indoor flea infestation can easily be created when all the eggs mature into adults! The best ways to keep fleas from getting inside your home are to call Dayton’s to eliminate them outdoors and to use veterinarian-approved flea control products on your pets. Ticks: Ticks are looking for their next tasty meal on you or your pets! Did you know that it usually takes only 36 hours for ticks to infect their victims with diseases they carry such as Lyme disease? Some symptoms of tick-borne diseases include swollen joints or lymph nodes, fever, and fatigue. Dayton’s will treat your yard for ticks as a safety precaution to help eliminate the risk of getting bitten. Quarterly Perimeter Pest Control: Having Dayton’s perform regular pest control around the outside perimeter of your home is the very best way to keep your home pest-free all year round and prevent them from coming inside and infesting your home!

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July in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


it through the first half of the year! How are things going in your yard? Have the plants survived and thrived or struggled? If they aren’t looking so great, stop by with photos or samples so we can figure out what is going on before the brutal heat of late summer hits. Here is a heads up: July is the month when the appeal of gardening starts to wear off. It gets hotter than Hades, and some of you will lose plants to disease and insects. Hang in there! The key is to keep an eye on things daily, so wander around your yard while you are drinking your morning coffee or tea (or mimosa) to check for minor problems before they become major problems. Here is this month’s guide to the garden: » Water is the most critical element of plant success. I will remind you yet again that sprinklers are great for grass and flowers but woefully inadequate for trees and shrubs. I suggest you use a rain gauge

to see how much water is actually going to the plant. Small empty cans (tuna and cat food cans work well) can also be used. Simply place them in your zones and see how much water goes in them. Your goal is 1” per week, which will fill up those cans. Morning watering is best, because it allows the water to evaporate off the leaves, reducing the chance of fungal growth. Be diligent in watching for areas where a sprinkler may be blocked. » Hand-watering may be necessary to get young plants established. (What does established mean? It means that the root ball has grown enough to support the plant. In most cases, that takes one year. Large trees and shrubs can take up to three years.) In general, most water hoses will put out five to six gallons per minute. Small plants will need a couple of gallons, so count out 10-15 seconds. Larger shrubs will need at least





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a full minute, and trees can take in 15 gallons or more (three minutes). You can also place the hose at the base of the plant, turn it on a little, and walk away. I usually set the timer on my phone for 10-20 minutes. Larger trees may need you to move the hose around a couple of times to cover all sides of the root ball. » Insects and diseases are abundant this year because of the mild winter. Keep a close eye on your plants so you can start treating early. Always start with the least toxic product first, and only escalate if that is ineffective. Keeping your plants cleaned, deadheaded, and healthy will greatly reduce the damage. » Did you plant vegetables? We are getting to the time of year where you are either getting a good harvest or you are doing the heart-breaking task of pulling up plants that have failed. If you are harvesting, keep it up so that they keep producing. Water regularly, but try very hard to avoid getting water on the leaves. Water at ground level (a drip system is best), mulch to prevent splash, and remove leaves if they start looking spotty, twisted, or like a white powder was sprinkled on them. There are fungicides and insecticides that are safe to use on edibles, so stop by if you are having a problem. » How do your containers look? Fertilize, trim, and deadhead plants to keep them healthy looking. If they are ugly, toss them in the compost and stop by for replacements. We keep a nice selection of larger plants through the summer for just that purpose. Life is too short to have ugly flowers. » Perennials may also need a little maintenance. Deadhead and cut back plants as needed. Snip back plants that are leggy to help them bush out. We get fresh loads of perennials in all summer, so come on in if you need to add to your garden. » Remember our feathered friends. Keep those feeders and birdbaths full and clean. They will show their appreciation by eating many of the problem-causing insects in your garden! » If you have sparse mulch, a fresh layer will keep temperature and moisture levels stable. Remember that you never need more than 3”, and you should never pile it around your trees! Donuts, not volcanos! Stop by and take a look at some of the beautiful things we have in our greenhouse and gift shop. Let us help you have a beautiful home!

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Rediscover a Summertime of Family Fun Out-of-Doors


HILE MANY family events can be moved outside for

the summer, the professionals at Undercover Systems can actually offer you unlimited out-of-door events, free from rain and the searing summertime sun, that the entire family can enjoy all year-round. Now 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 and the sizzling summertime sun. “Now is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is completed to your satisfaction. And because your project will be completed this summer, your family can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces while the barbeque season is in full swing.” Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from July and August’s relentless sun, autumn rains, winter snow and ice, and next year’s springtime showers. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, with a fully customized underdecking system designed specifically for your home and not the one-size-fits-all, big box store components used by the competition. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family with a special out-of-doors gift they can enjoy all year long and rediscover a summertime of family fun at home? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091, and start celebrating the great out-of-doors.

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Nuttal Oak B Y J A M E S N E W B U R N , A S S I S TA N T D I R EC TO R A N D C U R ATO R O F T H E U T G A R D E N S , K N OX V I L L E


such creatures of habit. That characteristic often eases our lives by allowing us to take the guesswork out of our choices, but it can also stifle discovery of new things. We have meatloaf every Tuesday, take the same road to church every Sunday, and have had the same hairstyle for years. The same thing often happens in our landscapes. We want a tall, majestic shade tree. The obvious choice, which is easily available and familiar to us because we see it in city streetscapes, parks, and our neighbor’s yard, is the pin oak, not to be confused with the willow oak, as these common names are often interchangeable. The pin oak in this discussion is Quercus palustris and has a lobed leaf with sharp points, not the slender linear leaf of the “other” pin oak, also called willow oak Quercus phellos. The habit of going with the familiar, even in tree choice, can lead to a certain blandness that deprives us of discovering an unfamiliar gem. Nuttall oak (Quercus texana, still sometimes still referred to as Q. nuttallii in the nursery trade) is an underused oak that has similar characteristics to the pin oak but with a few bonus features. Named after the British-American botanist and ornithologist, Thomas Nuttall, this oak is fast growing, with a strong central leader with a pyramidal shape that ages to a more rounded form, making it an ideal shade tree. Native to lower Mississippi River bottomlands, this tree can tolerate poorly drained clay soils. Landscape height can reach 40 to 60 feet or more, with a spread of 25 to 40 feet, so give it plenty of room to grow in full sun. Rooting is deep compared to shade trees like many maples, so surface roots that may damage sidewalks or water pipes are less of a problem. Nuttalls are a superior choice to pin oaks in other ways, too. They have not fallen victim to bacterial leaf scorch, a disease that has been decimating pin oaks. This disease causes early fall leaf browning, progressive defoliation, and is ultimately fatal. Nuttall is a good choice as a replacement for trees that succumb to this disease. Another endearing quality is that the lowest branches of Nuttalls stay perpendicular to the ground rather than drooping, so go ahead and put your picnic table under the branches, because you’ll be able to walk (or mow) under them. Leaf color is far more striking in Nuttall oak than many other oaks. Starting in the spring, new growth has a purple-copper color that matures to deep green. Its late fall color is yellow-orange to orange-red and may even turn brilliant red. As winter approaches, it 46


drops its leaves cleanly. Pin oak leaves are noted for their habit of hanging on, tattered and brown, well into the winter months. Nuttall oaks may not be as widely known as pin oaks, but they are available commercially. More and more nurseries are carrying them because they are such relatively fast growing trees. The straight species is available as well as cultivars like ‘Arcade’, ‘Esplanade’, and ‘Sangria’ that vary somewhat in fall color and growth habit. So try fish tacos next Tuesday, take the road less traveled on Sunday, and dare to have a new ‘do. While you’re at it, diversify your plant palette like you diversify your financial

portfolio. A good place to start might just be with a Nuttall oak. 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 University of Tennessee 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 H. Jones, courtesy UTIA

Everyone Loves Flowers! to talk about his military experience in the Navy during WWII. The volunteer spent some time with him thanking him for his service and giving him a personal moment of kindness. He told her that he rarely got visitors, let alone flowers, and he was really appreciative of the opportunity to visit with someone and to receive such a beautiful bouquet. We are always amazed by what a simple bouquet of flowers delivered with a caring human touch can do for a person! 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. Please help us keep the joy of our mission going forward by volunteering or donating to our effort of delivering hope and encouragement. For more information, call us at 865-6339082, email us at info@rafknoxville.org, or visit www.RAFknoxville.org.


N OUR YEARS delivering Random

Acts of Flowers to people in healthcare facilities, we have found that men sometimes need a little convincing before they receive them. Just such a thing happened on a recent delivery, until the volunteer thought to ask an elderly gentleman if he was a veteran. He said he was, and so she selected an arrangement for him that had been created out of red, white, and blue flowers and was topped off with an American flag. The gentleman was initially reluctant to accept any flowers, but once he saw the beautifully

patriotic bouquet, he happily accepted. Then he smiled and welcomed the chance


30th Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show Scheduled for July 11


, one of the largest gardening shows in the MidSouth, will be held Thursday, July 11. The event features 18 garden talks and tours, more than 40 plant and craft vendors, an extensive Master Gardener plant sale, and a plant and pest diagnostic clinic. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Summer Celebration runs from 8 am to 4 pm at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Admission is $5 for adults (cash or check only) and free for children under 18. The 2019 theme, Kaleidoscope, will pay homage to the bounty of colorful blooms at the UT Gardens, Jackson, as well as celebrate the colorful history of this event. “This year is the 30th anniversary of Summer Celebration, and to mark that milestone, we’re reviving some of our most creative garden displays from the past three decades,” said Jason Reeves, curator of the UT Gardens, Jackson. Reeves says guests can expect to see a “Kitchen Garden” complete with appliances, painted trees, neckties, and a few surprises. 48


Visitors can also attend a garden talk that will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration for Summer Celebration’s signature garden art. When gates open at 8 am, visitors can shop hard-to-find ornamentals at the Master Gardener plant sale or visit local nurseries and garden-themed vendors at the exhibitor tent. For specific plant or pest concerns, head to the diagnostic center to get advice from UT experts. Garden talks begin at 9 am and repeat throughout the day. They will be held both indoors and out. Hear ideas for adding color and personality to your landscape, finding plants with foliage worth flaunting, and growing vegetables with novel traits and colors. Talks will also cover hydrangea care, wildlife management, turf maintenance, and other trending gardening topics. The UT Kitchen Divas will help celebrate the 30th anniversary with a Poppin’ Pepper Party. This cooking demonstration will be presented hourly beginning at 10 am. There is an additional $5 charge to see and sample dishes from this very popular presentation.

Tickets can be purchased at 9 am outside the demonstration kitchen for morning shows and at 12:15 pm for afternoon shows. A wagon tour of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center rounds out the program. This tour is included in the admission price and will depart every 30 minutes for interested visitors. The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson, Tennessee. For large groups of 20 or more, pre-registration is appreciated. Please call 731-425-4751. For more program information, visit www.west. tennessee.edu/events. Photo by L. Vath, courtesy UTIA

ALWAYS HAPPY CLIENTS We just moved to a new home, so there were many projects. The living room was where we were struggling the most and needed advice. It was really easy to work with Decorating Den. Sandy was willing to keep searching for furniture and decor until we were happy. She found pieces that we would have never come across on our own. And she definitely had ideas and suggestions that we would have not th ought of and that helped us mix some of our antique pieces with the new furniture. I'm really proud of our home now and love being in it, and I could not have done it by myself.

I have worked with designers before, but I always felt pressured to do what the designer wanted to do. I found Sandy Kozar to be a wonderful listener. She utilized the pieces in my home that mean something to me and was willing and able to work them in along with some fresh new pieces to make it all come together in a comfortable and beautiful way. Their window treatments exceed any I have ever seen before. The quality is amazing, and Sandy is extremely talented in choosing the right fabrics and colors. You cannot go wrong. I highly recommend Sandy Kozar and her team.

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– Brothers Bedding is sure to have the perfect mattress to meet your individual needs and budget. Visit one of their four conveniently located showrooms to try their new collections and even schedule a tour of their factory to see your new mattress being made right in front of your eyes. This will get the opportunity to test out your new mattress and make necessary changes if needed before they sew it up and have it delivered to your home next day fresh out of the oven!

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Real Estate Ready: Smart Tips for First-Time Homebuyers A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T




homebuyers face a variety of hurdles when trying to enter the real estate market. While interest rates have declined recently and there are signs that more inventory may be coming onto the market, many buyers continue to feel frustration in finding and financing a home. Additionally, high levels of student loan debt and entry-level jobs that didn’t pay as much as expected have made homeownership financially difficult for millennials. Many have opted to move in with their parents and since then have been saving money to purchase a home. Although being a first-time homebuyer is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Whether you’re purchasing a home for yourself, with your spouse, or because you’re growing your family, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure a smooth process and happy outcome so you don’t have to delay your decision to buy a home. Explore what you can afford It’s important to purchase a home that is within your means, but it’s often difficult to know what you can actually afford. Start by using the Shop by Payment feature at Vylla (www.vylla.com). If you know what you can afford for rent, use that as a guide for your search to see how it translates into monthly mortgage payments. Many renters are surprised to find out they can become homeowners for about the same monthly amount

they’re currently paying their landlord. Save for closing costs There are some “hidden costs” associated with buying a home. Closing costs, or fees included at the closing of a real estate transaction, can include a number of charges such as appraisal and attorney fees, recording fees, title, and escrow charges. Buyers and sellers often split closing costs, and buyers can typically expect to pay 3% to 4% of the cost of the home in closing costs. That means that if you buy a $200,000 home, estimated closing costs will be between $6,000 and $8,000. Working with a transparent real estate and mortgage company will also help you manage costs to ensure there are no surprises along the way. Manage debt and down payments You may have heard that you need to eliminate debt and save 20% down to purchase a home. Although those are good goals, there are more flexible loan products available today for many types of borrowers. Many lenders have loan programs that make it possible for borrowers with some debt or less-than-perfect credit to qualify for mortgage loans, eliminating some of the barriers first-time homebuyers face. You may be able to qualify for a loan with a down payment of just 3.5%. Research neighborhoods Housing varies greatly from city to city and even block to block. It’s important to research the areas you want to live in to ensure

you’re happy and making a good investment. This will be unique to each homebuyer, but it may be important for you to consider school boundaries, population demographics, crime rates, access to resources like public transportation, and commute times to work. Streamline to reduce stress Many homebuying steps are disconnected, which can cause a lot of stress. Consider a onestop platform like Vylla.com that seamlessly integrates the mortgage process with home search and home purchasing steps to provide everything under one roof. Plus, you can work with a single point of contact who works with real estate agents, title, and escrow services and more for a seamless experience. Think long-term Although your first home won’t likely be your last, it’s important to think long-term when making such a big investment. According to the National Association of Realtors®, the average amount of time a homeowner stays in a house is 10 years. You want something that you plan to live in for at least the next few years, as well as something that suits your future plans. Don’t just think about what you want now; try to visualize your life down the road and make sure this house fits the vision as much as possible. A few smart steps can make the first-time homebuying experience easy and stress-free. With a little proactive planning and a few good resources, you’ll have keys to your home in hand in no time. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


The Endangered Historic Places of Knoxville Eugenia Williams House


Rule High School NOX HERITAGE recently announced its annual list

of endangered historic places in Knoxville. The Fragile & Fading list has become a local tradition with a goal to strengthen advocacy efforts to save these historic places before they are lost forever. Knox Heritage uses the list to raise awareness of these irreplaceable structures and the importance of historic preservation. Communities with strong preservation movements experience positive educational, environmental, cultural, aesthetic, social, and economic results. The Knox Heritage 2019 Fragile & Fading List The Knaffl-Stephens House on Speedway Circle is a c. 1880 Victorian home once located on Gay Street until the construction of the Andrew Johnson Hotel in 1926. It was originally home to art and portrait photographer Joseph Knaffl, best known for his 1899 portrait “Knaffl Madonna,” which has been reprinted thousands of times and is still used for Hallmark Christmas cards. The house has suffered from long-term neglect, and the last owners stripped the interior of much of its original character. The property is currently for sale through the City of Knoxville Homemaker Program. The Pryor Brown Garage is an early example of a mixed-use structure featuring parking decks along with several retail spaces along both Market Street and Church Avenue. The parking garage is a remarkable story of continuity of use on one site and is one of the oldest parking garages still standing in the United States. It’s currently unused and needs a redevelopment plan. The Eugenia Williams House on Lyons View Pike was designed for the owner in 1940 by her childhood friend, John Fanz Staub, a native Knoxvillian. Staub is best known for designing homes for many influential Texans, with more than half of his design work located in Houston alone. The Regency-style home sits on 24 acres bordering the Tennessee River and still has most of its original design features intact. The University of Tennessee is currently evaluating whether to sell the property, which has been boarded up and neglected for many years. The Fort Sanders Historic District is named for the Civil Warera Union bastion that once stood near the center of the neighborhood and several of Knoxville’s notable residents built houses in the area during the 1880s. Its close proximity to downtown Knoxville and The University of Tennessee makes it an ideal location for dense housing developments, which are not part of the traditional streetscape. Many 52


homes have been destroyed over the years for new development or from neglect, as well as from poor renovation practices. Knoxville College was the first African American college in East Tennessee and hosted prominent figures such as Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Pryor Brown Garage Martin Luther King, Jr. The historic buildings, with their fine craftsmanship and solid design, deserve to be restored and used again. Currently all campus buildings are condemned and suffering from a severe lack of maintenance. The Park City Historic District, Knoxville College m o s t c o m m o n l y k n ow n a s Parkridge, was originally developed as a streetcar suburb in the 1890s. In 1990, more than 600 houses were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Park City Historic District, and it contains one of the largest concentrations of houses designed by George Franklin Barber. While there is a trend of housing renovation taking place, too often these renovations are not sensitive to the historic character of the structures. In addition to inappropriate alterations, there are many neglected properties and occasional teardowns, particularly of ancillary structures that were once used for housing and contribute to the National Register district. Knox Heritage has announced an H-1 Overlay Gap Fund in partnership with the City of Knoxville’s Preservation Fund to financially assist low to moderate income homeowners with making repairs in compliance with neighborhood design guidelines. Rule High School opened in the fall of 1927 and was named after Captain William Rule, a former Union Army Captain who went on to become the Mayor of Knoxville and publisher and editor of the Knoxville Journal. The school closed in 1991, and it languishes in a deteriorated state. This circa 1945 Standard Knitting Mill building was once part of the largest textile and knitting mill in Knoxville, employing more than 4,000 people. At one time, Standard produced more than one million garments a week and inspired Knoxville’s title as the “Underwear Capital of the World.” The current mill owners have stated plans to rehabilitate the property, but no progress has been made to date. Broken windows and overgrown grounds are the most noticeable features for this high visibility property. Knox Heritage will be writing a National Register nomination for the building which, if designated, will create an opportunity to use federal rehabilitation tax credits as part of a redevelopment financing package.

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

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L I C E C O O P E R is going to

shock the Greater Knoxville area at Thompson-Boling Arena on August 3rd. To the uninitiated, one may still think of Alice as some psycho with a girl’s name who wears eye makeup and gets his head chopped off via guillotine every show. Everything but the psycho part is true. Actually, Alice is your typical husband/ father/grandfather/Bible believer. Okay, all but the “typical” part is true. Seriously. You can read all about it in the long version of this article on www.boomerocity.com. But, for the moment, check out what the man formerly known as Vincent Furnier said about the upcoming show in Knoxville. “Actually, it’s going to be more like the end of the last tour – the last time we’re ever gonna do this show that we’ve done for the last year and a half is in Mexico City with Kiss,” said Alice. “It’s big – eighty thousand or ninety thousand people – then we’re putting that show to bed. Then I start rehearsing with the Vampires and go out with them for about two or three weeks. Then that’s done for a while. There’s a new Vampires studio album coming out and a live album, so that’s going to be another thing. And then we start rehearsing for a brand new tour, which I’d say will be another 150 shows. “There’s 12 to 15 songs we have to do on stage. You have to do School’s Out. You have to do Eighteen and No More Mr. Nice Guy, Poison. Those are the songs the audience has to hear. Then how do you produce that on stage visually different from the last time you did it? That’s really where the fun puzzle comes in. You start putting pieces together. You know you can’t use the Frankenstein again, because we did it two shows in a row. So now that’s put to bed. Something else has to take its place. It is, actually, part of the fun – knitting the show together from beginning to end in rehearsal.” Alice then shared why he chose Halestorm to open for him on this and a few other stops on this tour. “Lzzy has been a friend of ours for a long time,” he said. “We met Lzzy the very first time the Vampires hit Rock in Rio. Lzzy was down there and we were gonna do ‘Whole Lotta Love’ in honor of Bonham. Lzzy was there, and I think Johnny Depp or somebody said, ‘Let Lzzy sing this.’ And I went, ‘Yeah! Absolutely!’ She came out and sang it with us and killed it, of course, and we’ve been friends ever since. So when it came time to pick an opening act for this tour, and when her name came up, everybody said, ‘Yeah! Halestorm would be great on this show!’ “So it’s a little variety, Halestorm, and I 54


think there are other shows that are gonna come up. The Struts may be playing with us in Australia. We have different people at different segments of the tour. Lzzy’s a great hit for us.” With tours comes the obvious question of when we can expect a new album from the founder of shock rock. “To be honest with you, I’m going to be writing the album with Tommy Henriksen on the road with Bob Ezrin,” said Alice. “We don’t really have a target date for that album, but a lot of it is written right now. I think when there’s time off of the road, we’ll be going into the studio on that time off. We do albums fairly quick, because Bob and I and Tommy work really well together, really quickly, and we surround ourselves with great players. And we know – absolutely know – if a song is right or if it isn’t right. We always over-record everything. If we want 12 songs, we do 18. We do 18 songs and pick the best ones.” When I asked Alice if he is staying with the

same band as he has been touring with, he said: “Yeah, same band. I’d never get rid of a winning combination like that.” Then, anticipating my unasked tag-on question as to how long he will continue to perform, Alice said: “My job as a rock star is probably fourth or fifth on my list of importance in life. But it’s something that Shep and I and Sheryl have been doing for as long as I can remember, and I don’t see any way of stopping it. So we’re just going to keep going until we can’t anymore.” Alice spoke at length about his faith, his charity (Solid Rock), being a grandparent, and what his kids are up to. You can read it all on www.boomerocity.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music. Photo by Rob Fenn






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Wynonna and The Big Noise September 19, 2019, at 7:30 pm Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul, and rock.

Cirque Mechanics: 42FT-A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels October 27, 2019, at 3 pm The show’s unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, 56


showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats, and aerialists. Photo by Michael Pool

the Arts, located on the campus of Maryville College, recently announced the 2019-2020 season performances. Season tickets are on sale now, with individual tickets for each show on sale at a later date. Subscribers may choose a partial season of 4-7 shows or a full season of 8+ shows. Partial subscribers receive a 10% discount, while full subscribers receive a 20% discount. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 865-981-8590 or visit www. claytonartscenter.com. Season brochures may be requested through the website or by calling the box office.

Dallas String Quartet: DSQ Electric November 16,2019, at 7:30 pm DSQ Electric is an international music sensation – a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar. Comprised of composer and violinist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant, and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.

35th Anniversary of Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice December 11, 2019, at 8 pm Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series, as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammywinning guitarist Will Ackerman, Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, guitarist Todd Boston, and cellist Mia Pixley come together to lead joyous holiday concerts.

Bandstand January 30, 2020, at 7:30 pm From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and highoctane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home.

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The Tap Pack February 6, 2020, at 7:30 pm With dazzling performances on stage, dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, The Tap Pack is a modern twist on the classic Rat Pack. They infuse tap dance with swing music and witty banter. The Tap Pack is a taste of a new, highly entertaining act featuring some of Australia’s finest tap dancing performers tapping up a storm. With credits on stage, film, and television and with more than 20 musical theatre productions between them, The Tap Pack is pure entertainment.

The Chieftains: The Irish Goodbye February 14, 2020, at 7:30 pm 2019 marks the 57th Anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. Since 1962, they have

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been six-time Grammy Award winners and been highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.

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The Play That Goes Wrong March 10, 2020, at 7:30 pm Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous – with an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). The Choir of Man April 3, 2020, at 7:30 pm The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road

for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever attend! Cheers! “I am very excited about the upcoming Clayton Center Season,” said Blake Smith, General Manager. “Once again, we have put together a diverse line-up of performers which our patrons have come to expect and which set us apart from other programs. From music and theatre to dance and variety, there are exciting and engaging options to meet and hopefully exceed the expectations of our patrons – those we have known for years, those who have drifted away, and those who have yet to join us.” In addition to the season performances, National Geographic Live will bring two speaker presentations to the Center, which subscribers may add on to their season at the regular discounts. “We are thrilled to be bringing some of National Geographic’s most dynamic and entertaining explorers to Clayton Center for the Arts,” said Danielle Deabler, Vice President of Membership and National Geographic Live. “National Geographic Live events are a unique opportunity for people in Maryville to meet these visionary individuals in person and to be inspired by the fascinating stories and breathtaking images they will share from their expeditions to the far corners of our planet.”

Season Extra Performances

On the Trail of Big Cats October 22, 2019, at 7:30 pm Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles, where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Co-author of the National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.

Life on the Vertical March 6, 2020, at 7:30 pm Legendary climber and National Geographic adventure writer Mark Synnott made his name as a big wall pioneer with numerous first ascents. Today he helps scientists make significant findings in distant, inaccessible places. Through it all, he’s stayed on the leading edge of discovery. Also, the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers will return for the third season with two narrative films and four documentaries. Dates and times will be announced later in the summer. The Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus and constructed through a unique partnership between the college and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, is East Tennessee’s venue for arts and entertainment. As a gathering place for the community and the home of Maryville College fine and performing arts programs, the Clayton Center provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts. The 1,200-seat Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre features dance, theatre, concerts, lectures, and other events. The 250-seat Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall hosts a wide variety of musicians and performers. The 200-seat Haslam Family Flexible Theatre is capable of supporting theatrical performances from amateur and professional companies. Four art galleries display collections and works of art from Appalachia and beyond. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Celebrates Grand Opening in Pigeon Forge TH E


adventure that is Pirates Voyage officially opened last month in Pigeon Forge, with Dolly Parton on hand to introduce the thrilling dinner and show. She shared her excitement about her latest entertainment offering for families. In addition to the initial investment in the property, the Pirates Voyage construction phase for the new show was $9 million, bringing the investment in the property to a total of $28 million. The dinner and show truly is an unbelievable adventure with sword fights, cannons, and pirates scaling high above two pirate ships fighting to win Davy Jones’ coveted sunken treasure. A rowdy crew of characters combines heroics and high-flying fun that will have guests cheering and experiencing thrills around every corner in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, and in the water of the show’s 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon. Since its opening, there has been extraordinary guest feedback. “Our guests have been telling us that Pirates Voyage is unlike any other family fun attraction they have experienced,” said Leah Hicks, Director of Sales & Marketing for Pirates Voyage. “Where else can families have fun together creating memories of a lifetime – with ship-to-ship battles, cannons blazing, acrobatics, and a delicious feast? It’s perfect for swashbucklers, pirates, and mermaids, and the food alone makes the show one-of-a-kind!” The adventure actually begins in the Pirates Village, where younger swashbucklers, as well as parents and grandparents, can “Join the Crew” and be transformed into mermaids and pirates before the main show begins. The fourcourse pirate feast straight from Captain Blackbeard’s galley makes Pirates Voyage the most unique place to eat in the Smokies. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and a buccaneer biscuit. The feast fit for a pirate continues with cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, a bone-in pork chop, matey’s mac ‘n’ cheese, and Jolly Roger sweet potato souffle. Walk the plank peach turnover and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea, or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request. Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-505-2469 or visiting www.piratesvoyage.com. 58


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JAMS NATURE CENTER and Central Cinema are pairing up for another year of Movies Under the Stars. Our summer is filled with great films that you won’t want to miss! This month’s movie on July 27 is Terror in the Woods Double Feature: A Nightmare on Elm Street (R, 1984) and Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (R, 1987). Doors open at 7 pm, and the movie begins at dark (approximately 8:30 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. The cost is $8 per person and $25 for a family. This event takes place at Ijams Nature Center on the front lawn near the Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors. For more information, visit www.ijams.org. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



July 1: Mighty Musical Monday with O’Connor Senior Singers at the Tennessee Theatre at 12 pm. Free!

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

July 19: Summer Movie Magic: Monty Python & The Holy Grail at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

July 1-31: Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt in downtown Knoxville.

July 9: Kid-A-Rific Fun on the Square, featuring free activities, crafts, and games for kids, in Market Square from 10 am to 1 pm. Also on July 16, 23 & 30.

July 19-21: The Wordplayers present Bright Star at the Bijou Theatre. July 19 at 7:30 pm, July 20 at 2:30 & 7:30 pm, and July 21 at 3 pm.

July 11: Shakespeare on the Square: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on July 13, 19, 21, 25 & 27.

July 20: Little River Band at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

July 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, from 9 am to 2 pm. July 3: Pilot Fireball Moonlight Classic 5K and Kids Run on Neyland Drive from 8 to 11 pm. July 4: Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot at the Museum of Appalachia from 9 am to 3 pm. July 4: Town of Farragut’s 32nd Annual Independence Day Parade along Kingston Pike (Farragut High School to Boring Road) from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. July 4: Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park beginning at 4 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:35 pm. July 4: Fourth of July on Mabrys Hill at Mabry-Hazen House from 5:30 to 10 pm. July 4: Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays in Market Square from 8 to 10 pm. Every Tuesday through August 27. 60


July 12: Shakespeare on the Square: The Comedy of Errors in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on July 14, 18, 20, 26 & 28. July 12: Summer Movie Magic: Jaws at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. July 12-14: Fanboy Expo’s Knoxville Comic Con at the Knoxville Convention Center. July 12 from 12 to 7 pm, July 13 from 10 am to 6 pm, and July 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. July 13: 85 South at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. July 14: Summer Movie Magic: The Little Mermaid Sing-Along at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm.

July 21: Summer Movie Magic: The Wizard of Oz at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. July 21: Bring It! Live: The Dance Battle Tour at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. July 25: Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony featuring speaker David Cutcliffe at the Knoxville Convention Center from 5:30 to 9 pm. July 27: Movies Under the Stars – Terror in the Woods Double Feature: A Nightmare on Elm Street and Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark (approx. 8:30 pm). July 30: Amy Ray Band (of Indigo Girls) with special guest Shawn Mullins at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on July 5


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is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from July 5-26. A reception will take place on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition.

California, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Dallas, Austin, Ann Arbor, Madison, New Orleans, Miami, and Chicago.More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the reception at 6:30 pm.

Patsy Ferrell White Conny Zhao Knoxville Photo 2019 in the Main Gallery The seventh annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition features selected works from 46 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more. Lynette Miller served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 415 images to select the exhibition. Miller received her MFA in Photography from SUNY Buffalo and has taught college-level darkroom and digital photography. Her work explores alternative, innovative ways of creating and conceptualizing photography, and she has numerous one woman, group, museum, and gallery exhibitions to her credit throughout the U.S. More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the reception at 6 pm.

Patsy Ferrell White: The Locals on the North Wall Patsy Ferrell White will display a sampling from an ongoing series of portraits of Knoxville artists and creatives. Her works are acrylic on canvas. She describes herself as “a 21st-century working class creative.” Self-taught and self-employed, she has been fortunate to make a living as a full-time creative for almost 20 years. White’s passion is painting portraits, and she has also found a niche in interior design with the artist’s touch. White is inspired by a great facial or other physical expression that reveals something about the subject. She hopes viewers will be intrigued by the ever-changing cast of characters in her body of work. “I’ve only been sharing my art work since July of 2017 when I entered a painting in a local music-inspired competition,” she said. “Much to my surprise, I won Best of Show and was encouraged to move forward in developing my style. About a year later, I placed among the finalists in an international competition, which earned me a spot in a group exhibit in Manhattan.”

Doug Lawrence No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show in the Balcony Gallery Presenting an inaugural juried exhibition designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale in a broad range of media and styles. The maximum size of each of the 65 works in the exhibition is 12” in any direction. Juror Marga Hayes McBride has exhibited in galleries in Maine, Baltimore,

Dawn Hinesley Jones Dawn Hinesley Jones: Sacred Geometry: Intricately Designed Fused Glass Pieces in the Display Case My Scared Geometry Glass series explores a sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces: Flat compositions focusing on symbolic or

trompe l’oeil themes. The goal is to challenge the line between two- and three-dimensional art and to infuse pieces with a sense of strength or symbolism that makes an impression on the viewer. Dawn is intrigued by the mathematical forms in nature and art and the optical illusions that can be created solely through compositions, color, and light. Dawn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, giving her an appreciation of both the precise techniques of printmaking and the fluid spontaneity of painting. She established a career in graphic design and illustration for newspapers and the print industry, developing a keen eye for composition and graphic representation. Her fine art endeavors evolved into mixed media painting and hand-made papers, and she explored the sculptural side of two-dimensional pieces. In 2012, Dawn began taking that exploration into glass. She has experimented in hot glass and is currently working to master fusing art glass.

Christopher Mitchell Knoxville Community Darkroom Members Exhibition in the Atrium This exhibition will include traditional film photography, as well as digital and alternative processes made by members of the Knoxville Community Darkroom (KCD). The KCD, the area’s only public darkroom facility, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts center whose mission is to educate our local community about film photography and traditional film processes as a means of artistic self-expression. A rotating menu of workshops in film development, printing, alternative processes, digital, and other photo related media are regularly offered to the public, including classes specifically designed for younger students. The KCD offers darkroom memberships for all skill levels. Orientations and classes are included with each new membership. 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 on July 4 for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www. knoxalliance.com. July 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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H E WARM M ONTHS have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made. An affordable getaway to The Natural State is the perfect excuse to soak up all the fun and sun this time of year offers. Centrally located and naturally beautiful, Arkansas is the ideal location for all types of families. Whether you’re drawn to the spa-like thermal baths and thrilling family activities in Hot Springs, the unmatched dining and historical significance of Little Rock, or the incredible underground caverns and endless watersports in northern Arkansas, there is something special for everyone to explore. As you begin planning you next family adventure, keep these top destinations in mind: Blanchard Springs Caverns Located in northern Arkansas’ Ozark National Forest, Blanchard Springs Caverns is a living cave constantly growing and changing, a result of flowing mountain spring water. This attraction features beautiful views of the cave’s glistening formations, an underground river, and the world’s largest flowstone. With a year-round temperature of 58 degrees, it’s



a great place to explore during hot weather season. Ranked among the best cave systems in North America by USA Today and Travel Channel, it’s a can’t-miss destination for kids and parents alike. Garvan Woodland Gardens & Treehouse Nestled in the picturesque Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas, the stunning botanical gardens represent Arkansas at its best. From its dynamic architectural structures to its whimsical botanical landscapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens provides an unforgettable escape to a serene paradise. The gardens also feature an engaging Children’s Adventure Garden, including a uniquely modern treehouse designed to teach children about nature through engaging and interactive exhibits. Bathhouse Row One of the most historic attractions in Hot Springs, Bathhouse Row was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1987. This significant destination is composed of eight individual bathhouses offering visitors relaxing amenities ranging from traditional and modern spa services to a remodeled brewery and distillery.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Fans of American music icon Johnny Cash and his legacy are invited to explore the 11-mile stretch of music greatness on Highway 67 in eastern Arkansas where Cash and other artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis launched their careers. Visitors will also have the chance to see Cash’s restored childhood home in Dyess, which was featured in his 2005 biopic “Walk the Line.” Crater of Diamonds State Park Located in Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park is the world’s only diamond-producing site open to the public. Visitors get a true one-of-a-kind experience – the adventure of hunting for real diamonds in the park’s 37-acre field that is the eroded surface of the world’s eighth largest diamondbearing volcanic crater. The park also includes 47 Class AAA campsites and five walk-in tent sites with free Wi-Fi, an enclosed pavilion with air conditioning and heating, picnic sites, gift shop, trails, and the Diamond Springs Water Park, a play pool for visitors of all ages. To learn more about the wide variety of adventures available in The Natural State, visit www.Arkansas.com.

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“Our Menu Options Have Recently Changed” B Y TO M I R M E N


A L L heard this familiar recording when calling so many companies today: “Please listen carefully, as our menu options have recently changed.” Translation? That’s corporate speak for “I hope you’ll accept this poor substitute for customer service.” I’m all for reducing costs and creating greater efficiencies, but when saving money ends up costing you money, that’s just insane. All of us are attempting to deploy limited resources in the most productive manner possible but hopefully not at the risk of compromising the personal relationships that are at the very foundation of the success of so many of our small businesses. I guess I’m no longer surprised when I receive these pre-recorded messages or the seemingly endless cycle of options we are asked to select from, which leads to the next list of options, and on… and on… and on. But what does surprise me today is when a real person answers the



I’m all for reducing costs and creating greater efficiencies, but when saving money ends up costing you money, that’s just insane. phone. Hey, all things being equal, I’ll go with the products and services being offered by the small business that employs people and not prerecorded messages. Ever since my mega-bank in Chicago, 20+ years ago, began charging me $3 to speak to a human teller rather than use their automated tellers, I

have observed a growing number of companies attempting to substitute automation at the expense of genuine customer service. Am I just old-fashioned? Perhaps a guy who just wishes things could return to the way they were? Relationships build long-term loyalty and trust, which are difficult to overcome when your competition is attempting to gain a foothold into your client’s business. In the absence of a business relationship, clients will often select a lower priced product or service. What do they have to lose? After all, they are just as committed to reducing costs as you are. You’re just one email or text away from learning that you’ve lost a customer. Oh, and here’s a tip. Would you like to talk to a human the next time you need to call customer service? Just select the prompt on their phone menu telling them you no longer wish to purchase their product or service. You’ll miraculously be transferred to a human.

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Dr. Doppelt is a board certified dermatologist with more than 19 years of extensive medical and aesthetic dermatology training. Through specialized training with the world’s top physician injectors, Dr. Doppelt continues to gain knowledge and experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. He regularly participates in physician-led workshops and training courses to keep him up to date on the latest aesthetic techniques used with cosmetic injections like Botox and Juvéderm and all types of skin rejuvenation. By employing all the advanced techniques and treatments at his disposal, he provides each of his patients with a customized treatment plan specifically suited to their needs. Dr. Doppelt is devoted to helping each and every one of his patients achieve their overall aesthetic goals.


Kathy is a registered nurse with 20 years experience in both plastic surgery and dermatology. She has a BSN from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Fort Sanders School of Nursing and is certified by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses as a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She loves every aspect of what she does – not only the clinical part, but the artistic part as well. Her goal for each of her patients is to “slow the normal aging process, restore a natural look, and enhance each person’s true beauty.” Her passion for aesthetic medicine and for each and every one of her patients drives her to continually increase her knowledge and training so that she can offer each patient state-of-the-art treatments in the safest way possible. Kathy looks forward to helping each person on their journey. MARY HUGGINS, LICENSED AESTHETICIAN Mary Huggins is a licensed aesthetician with more than 18 years of experience in a dermatology medical spa setting. Mary provides advanced techniques in several aesthetic procedures such as Ultherapy (skin tightening), tattoo removal, radio-frequency microneedling, acne scars, non-invasive fat reduction, Photorejuvenation (IPL), laser hair removal, and more. Mary enjoys the challenge of treating various skin conditions and age-related concerns. “Healthy soul, healthy skin will forever lead to a happy life” is Mary’s personal motto. Providing clients with state-of-the-art aesthetic care brings Mary great personal satisfaction.


Melissa is a licensed aesthetician with more than 14 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She has extensive experience and knowledge in pharmaceutical grade skin care products and procedures, including laser hair removal, photo facial (IPL) microneedling, as well as other medical facial treatments. Melissa has attended several advanced training seminars in Knoxville, Nashville, and California to stay up to date on the newest and most effective treatments for her patients’ skin. Melissa loves all things aesthetic. Her greatest desire is for her patients to feel special when she treats them. She works directly with Dr. Doppelt and his entire medical and cosmetic teams to customize a skin care plan tailored to each patient’s individual needs and goals. It is rewarding for Melissa to help women and men find the best products and treatments.

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