Everything Knoxville November 2019 Edition

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of the year is fall and especially now that we are going into the height of the holiday season. From November until the beginning of January, a great deal of activity takes place. There are holiday get-togethers with friends, family, and business associates, city Photo by D. Roberts Photography events that enhance the holiday season and add to the enjoyment, city and residential decorations viewed over the Greater Knoxville area, and retailers with holiday displays of unique gifts that are sure to please someone special on you list. What a wonderful time of the year! In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we have begun to celebrate the holiday season by highlighting businesses and entrepreneurs that offer a variety of products and services that can be considered as gift choices for you or someone special. Take time to view all that is offered and consider visiting our highlighted businesses. 4


Many of you have family and friends that are in service to our country or who gave their lives in service. This month, on Veterans Day and on Thanksgiving Day, remember their service and give thanks for that service which safeguards our country, our hometowns, and our freedoms. As we approach Thanksgiving, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you, our readers and advertisers, who have supported us and our publication. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have this venue to highlight the small business community. And we encourage you, our readers, to in turn support these entrepreneurs who are so vital to a vibrant, growing economy. On behalf of everyone at Everything Knoxville, I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving and an enjoyable holiday season!

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women’s curated collection of clothing and accessories launched by local entrepreneur, Caitlin Hawk, Cedar & Twine became a passion – a labor of love – for her. “My vision for starting Cedar & Twine began after I decided to step away from law school and pursue a more creative career,” said Caitlin. “I have always loved colors, textures, and trying out new fashion trends. I’m drawn to a mixture of Anthropologie, Rag & Bone, Free People, and Madewell, which is similar to what our store will be offering.” Cedar & Twine is passionate about bringing the Lenoir City and Knoxville areas these types of clothes at an affordable price. “We have picked some incredible vendors to work with, and we pride ourselves on quality items and lines at great prices,” said Caitlin. “Just wait until you try on some of our incredibly stylish fedora hats, another Cedar & Twine Photo by Hindsight Photography exclusive.” Not wishing to be known as just another boutique, Cedar & Twine selected a space in the historic area of downtown Lenoir City, a very special retail space that had both character and told a story. “We searched high and low to find the perfect space for Cedar & Twine and decided on a 110-year-old building on Broadway for our first brick and mortar location,” said Caitlin. “I am especially grateful for the support, encouragement, and the hard work of my husband, our family, and friends who have helped make this dream a reality. We love the character of the building and wanted to create a special experience for all of our customers, where a mom and daughter can both find something they love – unique pieces that are timeless. “I would like to personally invite you to visit Cedar & Twine to enjoy all of our unique clothing pieces and accessories that would make wonderful Christmas gifts for friends, family, and yourself. We are scheduled to open by Black Friday. Also, you can follow us on Instagram @ cedarandtwineknox to stay up to date on all we’re doing, and visit www.cedarandtwineknox.com to view some of the items already available!”


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Christmas at Biltmore Adds a Touch of Downton Abbey


monumental scale of traditional holiday décor and dazzling lights, this year Biltmore’s annual Christmas at Biltmore celebration will offer even more than ever before. A yuletide feast for the senses, Christmas at Biltmore begins November 1. One week later, on November 8, the estate will welcome Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an immersive experience that celebrates the global hit television series and new feature film. Biltmore House aglow with five dozen Christmas trees Biltmore House interiors will shine with the sparkle of more than 50 hand-decorated Christmas trees, ribbons and garlands measured by the mile, and thousands of lights. A majestic 35-foot Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall is the home’s holiday centerpiece. For the first time, hand-decorated Christmas trees will be displayed on the balcony that wraps around the home’s two-story library. Candlelight Christmas Evenings During Candlelight Christmas Evenings, candlelight, firelight, and live music will create a magical environment that elevates seasonal celebrations inside Biltmore House. A 55-foot Norway Spruce on the home’s front lawn lit with 55,000 lights will greet guests as they arrive to enter Biltmore House. The warm welcome continues at Antler Hill Village & Winery with a constellation of holiday lights leading to the winery and estate restaurants. A towering tree of lights will illuminate the Village Green, with a sea of lighted grapevine spheres nestled in the landscaping. Lights cascading from the trees that surround the bonfire area near Antler Hill Barn will offer a unique touch to the experience. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will feature interactive elements that connect fans to their favorite characters, fashions, locations, and historic events of the era. Showcased



in two estate locations, the exhibition pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family at Biltmore. Amherst at Deerpark will be set with multimedia presentations and some of the series’ most recognizable sets, including Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters. At The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village, a gallery of more than 50 costumes from the series will be on view. “This exhibition is a Downton Abbey fan’s dream come true,” said Travis Tatham, Biltmore’s director of entertainment and event programming. The exhibition will run through April 7, 2020. Access to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is included with daytime admission, Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission, or an overnight stay that includes daytime admission. Overnight stays Guests looking to extend their holiday visits have several options. For those seeking a retreat with personalized service, The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers four-star accommodations in a private hilltop setting. Holiday packages starting with Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve are available. Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate is for the guest looking for a casual overnight stay. Village Hotel is located in the heart of Antler Hill Village with a convenient home base steps away from shopping, dining, Biltmore Winery, and live music in the Village.

Special holiday packages are available. Christmas at Biltmore 2019 event calendar » Christmas at Biltmore daytime experience: November 1 through January 5, 2020 » Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime experience: November 1 through January 4, 2020 » Illumination of Antler Hill Village: November 1 through January 4, 2020, 5:30 pm to midnight » Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore’s Amherst and the Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village: November 8 through April 7, 2020 » A Gardener’s Place How-to Seminar: “Illuminated Holiday Tablescapes”: November 1 through December 31 at 1:30 pm daily » Conservatory’s annual seasonal display: November 1 through January 5, 2020 » Complimentary wine tasting at Biltmore Winery (Winery specialty tours available with additional price; reservations required): November 1 through January 5, 2020 » Bonfires in Antler Hill Village with s’mores kits available for purchase at The Creamery: November 1 through January 3, 2020, select dates, 3 to 10 pm » Roving Holiday Carolers in Antler Hill Village: Select dates » Candlelight Winery Tour with a look into the winemaking process and tasting with light cheese pairing (additional price and reservations required) » Visits with Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village: Select dates » The Inn on Biltmore Estate’s Annual Gingerbread House Tea (additional price and reservations required): December 14-22, select dates, 1 to 3 pm » Festive holiday meals prepared by award-winning chefs served in all of the estate’s restaurants: Ongoing For tickets, reservations, and more information, visit www.biltmore.com. Photos courtesy of The Biltmore Company

Designing Your Project Room for Those Special Places


OU DON’T HAVE to be Candy Spelling to have dedicated areas in the home for your favorite pastime. Today there are thousands of professional organizers across the country to help you control your clutter and closet design professionals that can create almost any other area in your home to make hobbies more fun. Besides the obvious, craft or gift wrap rooms are a welcome addition for many families. These spaces may be retreats for the adults but can also be enjoyed by the entire family. They can be contained in a closet or corner of a room, or an underused room in the home may be converted for the family projects. When designing your space, think of the projects YOU desire for the area. If crafting is important, vertical and horizontal storage is a must for paper and other cutting supplies. An open workspace is essential. If you are converting a room, an island will give plenty of space for tasks. It also allows room for the kids to gather around and work with Mom or Dad. Deep drawers can conceal extra wrapping paper, but it is also good to have two or three rolls always out for easy use. Ribbons conveniently stored on slanted shelves makes wrapping quick, easy, and delightful. Function vs. design: Are doors important

to keep items out of sight, or is pure function the primary goal? The definition of being organized is to perform a task in as few steps as possible. Often it is preferably in one step. Having open shelves definitely saves the step of opening doors, but a beautiful door front can add to the style of the space. It could be your pantry, garage, or craft room. Whatever your storage needs, Closets by McKenry has the background in organization and design where you will enjoy the task at hand.

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Painted, Playable Pianos Make Public Debut in Downtown Knoxville


H E P I A N O P R O J E C T of Knoxville, a public art and music initiative featuring painted and playable pianos, officially launched October 10 in downtown Knoxville. The reveal of Knoxville’s first-ever painted pianos took place on the Market Square stage at Bill Lyons Pavilion. The Piano Project of Knoxville was founded by jazz pianist, Brian Clay, and the launch is sponsored by the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. Clay presented the first three decorated pianos, and attendees had the opportunity to meet the artists and play and listen to piano music. “People will actively engage with the art by sitting and playing the pianos or passively engage by simply listening to the music,” said Clay. “The point is that community and interaction will happen, and that is beautiful.” Since moving to Knoxville 10 years ago, Clay has served as an advocate for arts in the community, including performances with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission of Knoxville Arts Award in 2019. Clay, Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Dogwood Arts, City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee, and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero participated in the official launch event. Volunteers will monitor and take care of the pianos in the upcoming fall and winter months. For more information, visit www.pianoprojectofknoxville.com.



About the Downtown Knoxville Alliance Ensuring a vibrant, flourishing downtown is the primary mission of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. Formed in 1993 as a Central Business Improvement District (CBID), the district encompasses a 0.67-squaremile area and is supported by a special assessment by property owners that is used to make improvements, enhance services, and promote downtown. The DKA continually focuses on attracting and retaining a thriving community of residents, businesses, and visitors in downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit www.downtownknoxville.org.


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What Will Your Guests See When They Arrive for the Holidays?


HANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, and New Year’s holiday events are just a few short weeks away, and there’s plenty to do with holiday decorating, meals to plan, and then there’s the entire home to clean from top to bottom. But no amount of cleaning and polishing will remove those unsightly dents, scratches, and UV damage to your home’s once beautiful hardwood floors. As your guests arrive this holiday season, the first thing they are going to see are your home’s hardwood floors. You’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked, so you just keep covering your floors with runners and throw rugs and hope that nobody will notice. Here’s one surefire way to restore your home’s hardwood floors to their original showcase quality appearance: Refinish them. European Fine Hardwood Floors of Knox ville uses the newest dust-less technology available from Bona, the most respected name in the hardwood f loor refinishing industry worldwide, to provide homeowners with a dust-less refinishing experience. Founder and owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors, Valera Tomescu, learned his craft from his grandfather in

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Mabry-Hazen House Opens After-Hours for Night at the Museum



is hosting its quarterly Night at the Museum on Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 9 pm. During the work week, museums (including MabryHazen House) mostly keep bankers’ hours, and weekends are often packed with other activities, making it difficult for people who hold day jobs but would like to visit. Night at the Museum is a chance to visit MabryHazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery. This “historical happy hour” is not just about the festivity either; it’s about connecting with history and gathering at the museum to meet staff, volunteers, and local community members while talking about the past in a casual atmosphere. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours, and there will 12


be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30 pm. Mabry-Hazen House also will continue its history series where we share an artifact or objects that normally are not on display. Historic photographs from our collection will be shared. Tickets are $10 per adult, and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages, and additional drinks are $5. We’ll have a fire pit, croquet, and corn hole available outside, and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Preceding Night at the Museum at 5:30 pm, Mabry-Hazen House will hold its annual Meeting of the Membership. During the meeting, we will elect board members and the foundation’s executive officers. Members receive $5 off tickets to Night at the Museum. Not a member? Visit www.mabryhazen.com/ donations and learn how you can join and support our mission while receiving great benefits to better experience Mabry-Hazen House!

Event will occur rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the door or at www.mabryhazen. com/natm. For more information, visit www. mabryhazen.com. 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, 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.





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Dogwood Arts Announces Tree Sales Now Open for 2019 Bazillion Blooms Program


is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming – one tree at a time. Through our annual Bazillion Blooms program, disease-resistant dogwood trees are on sale now at www.dogwoodarts.com or by phone at 865-637-4561 through November 18th. These 2’–4’ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five for $100. Tree pick-up day and community-wide tree planting date is set for Saturday, December 7th. Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. We encourage everyone to

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“dig-in” and make a lasting difference by planting trees during the fall gardening season. Trees planted in the fall have time to develop strong root systems during the winter months before the challenges of the drying summer heat. The Bazillion Blooms program began in 2009 14


with a mission to revitalize tree plantings along our historic Dogwood Trails and throughout the region. Last year Dogwood Arts reached our goal of adding 10,000 dogwood trees to East Tennessee’s landscape in just 10 years through the Bazillion Blooms program, ensuring our region’s spring beauty will continue well into the future. Trees ordered from Dogwood Arts must be picked up on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 12 pm at the UT Gardens off Neyland Drive. Trees will not be distributed at a later time or date. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information, visit www.dogwoodarts.com.


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Knoxville Choral Society Presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah November 8 • 7:30 PM


HE KNOXVILLE Choral Society’s 2019-2020 season opens with one of the largest and most dramatic choral works of all time, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed with full orchestra and featuring Knoxville’s own Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone, David Crawford, singing the title role. Recounting the Old Testament story as told in the Book of Kings, this powerful work ensured its place in choral repertoire at its premiere in 1846. The dialogue throughout the piece is a dramatic retelling of the Israelites’ waning faith in God during a long-lasting drought, as they resort to worshipping an alternate God, Baal. But secure in his belief and at the urging of several angels, Elijah seeks to restore his people’s faith. Join the Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of conductor and artistic director, John R. Orr, at Central Bearden Baptist Church, located at 6300 Deane Hill Drive in Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, from a choral society member, or by visiting the Knoxville Choral Society website at www.knoxvillechoralsociety.org.



Bobby Todd has a wide selection of whimsical and vintage-inspired Christmas decorations, featuring Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Bethany Lowe, Joe Spencer, Byers Choice, and Cody Foster. Each year these artists offer new collections that will become cherished family Christmas heirlooms. There is a full assortment of items for your entertaining and gift giving needs as well. Holiday candles from Aunt Sadies, Votivo, NEST, and Seda France, guest and kitchen towels, placemats, and napkins, scented soaps, and lotions, and Arthur Court and Mudpie serving pieces are featured. Other fantastic gift offerings at Bobby Todd include Julie Vos and Susan Shaw jewelry, cashmere scarves, the Cat’s Pajamas, Snoozies, plush throws, puzzles, Spode Woodland dinnerware, Movo Globes, and much more. Bobby Todd has something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. As always, Bobby Todd offers complimentary holiday gift bags with each gift purchase. Join Bobby and Todd at Bobby Todd this season, and discover how their slogan, “Making Spirits Bright,” rings true year after year. Also, Bobby Todd will be open Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, with extended hours for Black Friday shopping and Small Business Saturday with various sales going on throughout the store. Save the dates for their upcoming Julie Vos Jewelry Trunk Show on Thursday, December 5, through Saturday, December 7, from 10 to 5 each day. Bobby Todd has the largest selection of Julie Vos jewelry in East Tennessee, and the entire collection will be available at the jewelry trunk show – just in time for your last minute shopping,

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Nominations for the 2020 Orchid Awards Are Now Open K EEP

K N O X V I L L E Beautiful is now accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape. Orchid Awards will be granted in the following seven categories: » New Architecture » Redesign/Reuse » Restaurant/Café/Bar/Brewery » Outdoor Space (parks, patios, rooftop areas, public gardens, etc.) » Community Gardens (neighborhoods, schools, senior living facilities, apartment complexes, etc.) » Public Art (murals, sculptures, signage, etc.) » Environmental Stewardship (Properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification, and/or other sustainable building practices) Anyone can nominate a location or outdoor public artwork by completing a simple

online form on Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s website, www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/ nominate-an-orchid. Private residences are not considered for this award. Properties that received an Orchid Award since 2010 are ineligible, except in cases of major renovations. For a list of previous winners, visit the Keep Knoxville Beautiful website. Nominations are due by Friday, December 20. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will announce the winners of the beautification awards at the annual Orchids Awards Dinner on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 6 pm at The Press Room, located at 730 N. Broadway in Knoxville. For more information, contact Keep Knoxville Beautiful at info@ keepknoxvillebeautiful.org. About Keep Knoxville Beautiful Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. For more information, visit www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org.

Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Celebrate 40th Anniversary by Hosting a Sustainability Summit N OVEMBER

2 0 1 9 marks the 40th Anniversary for Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB). To celebrate this milestone, KKB will be hosting the Sustainability Summit: Shaping a Resilient Knoxville. The Summit will be held on November 8 from 8:30 to 11 am at the City of Knoxville Public Works Complex, located at 3131 Morris Avenue. KKB seeks to showcase the environmental and sustainability efforts in Knoxville. The goal of the summit is to highlight the positive efforts occurring in our community while also stimulating awareness and conversation about longterm initiatives. The Summit will begin with three presentations and close out with a panel discussion. Presentations include Kroger, focusing on their Zero Hunger Zero Waste initiative; Discovery Inc. will showcase how they have maintained a sustainable workplace; and the Tennessee RiverLine will let Knoxville know about their ongoing project. The panel discussion will feature Gabriel Bolas of Knoxville Utilities Board, Erin Gill with the City of

Knoxville Sustainability, Anne Victoria with Knoxville Area Transit, as well two representatives from the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Summit is free and open to the public, those wishing to attend must reserve a seat at https://kkbsustainabilitysummit. eventbrite.com. Doors for the event open at 8:30 am, with breakfast provided, and presentations begin at 9 am. K K B wo u l d l i ke t o t h a n k t h e Sustainability Summit sponsors WATE 6 and Prime Renovations. The panel discussion will be moderated by Allyson Spellman Becker with Jewelry Television. For more information about these events, visit www.KeepKnoxvilleBeautiful.org, or find us on Facebook by searching Keep Knoxville Beautiful. About Keep Knoxville Beautiful Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. For more information, visit www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org. November 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE




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meals to plan, prepare, and serve. How can you reduce your own stress and guarantee that you’ll have happy guests throughout the holidays? A few simple tips for choosing versatile wines – and how to serve them – will not only please everyone, but will make everything about your get-togethers easier and more fun. Pairing delicious wines to serve along with your meals does not have to be complicated. Here are a few tips to help you choose and serve wine for a successful holiday party or dinner. Keep it simple Choose just one good red wine and one good white wine varietal to serve during your cocktail or dinner party if you want to avoid feeling overwhelmed. You could choose another varietal or two for guests to sample, if you’re feeling adventurous, but having two contrasting options is a great start and sometimes all you need. Since holiday meals can be heavy (or at least plentiful!), choose wines that are not overly rich or full-bodied. Instead, look for lighter wines that are fruity and bright, with soft tannins, that provide a nice complement to a big, rich meal. For example, Sanford Winery offers popular options in both chardonnay and pinot noir that can be a perfect duo to serve your guests. Offering a refreshing fruit and cheese plate after dinner gives guests the chance to savor the last sips of wine before dessert and coffee are served. Don’t let the “rules” of pairing wine and food throw you off – keep both a red wine and a white wine on the table and let guests experiment for themselves and decide what they prefer! Wine serving tricks Since the temperature of the room and your guests’ hands will warm the wine glasses throughout the meal, it’s a good idea to chill both red and white wines for a while before serving. Create fun, holiday-themed DIY wine charms for each guest, especially if you’re serving buffet-style or enjoying a cocktail hour before dinner. Check your local craft store or websites like Pinterest for fun ideas. Each 750 ML bottle contains approximately five glasses of wine, so plan your wine supply accordingly. Only fill each guest’s glass one-half to two-thirds full to give the wine room to breathe. Wine left in the bottle? Freeze leftover wine in ice cube trays, then you’ll have ready-to-use “wine ice cubes” for recipes that require cooking with wine another day or a flavorful option to chill down your next glass of wine without diluting it. Let wine do double duty Optimize and harmonize flavors by cooking a dish that incorporates the same varietal of wine your guests will be drinking. For example, a recipe for Citrus and Garlic Roasted Turkey uses pinot noir to create a sweet and tangy sauce along with fresh cranberries, rhubarb, and tangerines. Whether you’re using a red wine or white wine in your cooking, 18


Citrus and Garlic Roasted Turkey Courtesy of Sanford Winery www.sanfordwinery.com Serves: 8 Ingredients For the turkey: » 10-12 lb. young turkey » 1 tangerine » 1 orange » 1 lemon » 8 cloves garlic » 3 sprigs fresh rosemary » Kosher salt and ground white pepper » 2 tablespoons olive oil For the sauce: » 1 ½ cups bag fresh cranberries » 2 ½ cups chopped fresh rhubarb » 1 cup sugar » 1/4 cup water » 1/4 cup tangerine juice » 2 tbsp Sanford Pinot Noir – Vin Gris » 1/4 teaspoon salt » 2 tangerines, peeled and cut into segments Directions For the turkey: Rough chop the tangerine, orange, lemon, garlic, and rosemary. Rub the bird thoroughly with the olive oil. Season the inside of the bird with the salt and pepper. Stuff citrus mixture into bird, and season the skin of the bird with salt and pepper. In a pre-heated 325 degree oven roast the turkey for approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until an internal temperature of 170 is reached. Allow bird to rest for 20 min, carve and serve with cranberry, tangerine, and rhubarb sauce. For the sauce: Combine all ingredients, except tangerine segments, in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir occasionally; as berries swell and burst, smash them against the side of the pan. Continue to cook until sauce thickens, about 1 hour. Fold tangerine segments in and serve.

don’t opt for an inferior “cooking wine,” but use the same quality wine you plan to serve during the meal. Because the alcohol cooks out of the food you’re preparing, what’s left is the flavor of the wine – and that will make a big difference to the flavor of your finished dish. Holiday entertaining does not have to be overly complicated. Going for flavors you enjoy, and offering your guests a few options in terms of food and wine will result in a successful meal or party, every time. What really counts is relaxing and enjoying the meal and the wine together.


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H E G R E A T N E W S is that Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw just informed me that I will complete my Invisalign treatment in December, just in time for Christmas. What a wonderful gift. I have been self-conscious of my less-than-perfect smile since early childhood, and although my parents and I visited our dentist regularly, braces were simply not in our family budget. Throughout adulthood, I considered braces but was once again self-conscious about my appearance. After all, what woman wants to be seen with metal braces on her teeth? But then I learned about Invisalign from Dr. Bradshaw. It seemed the perfect and nearly invisible solution for crooked or crowded teeth. With the hope that I could finally enjoy the smile that I had only dreamed of in the past, Dr. Bradshaw and his team made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. They listened carefully to me, answered all of my questions, and described the entire Invisalign treatment process thoroughly. My Invisalign experience began with a

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risk for tetanus, which lives in ground soil. Diphtheria can lead to severe breathing and/ or heart problems and paralysis. Pertussis can cause such bad coughing that babies can struggle to breathe and can have complications like seizures and brain damage or death. Both diphtheria and pertussis are air-borne. Whooping cough outbreaks still occur in the United States, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths. Pregnant women should receive one dose of Tdap during each pregnancy, regardless of when you last received Tdap, to protect the unborn infant against whooping cough. The ideal time to give Tdap in pregnancy is between 27 and 36 weeks. Shingles can be treated with two vaccines. Shingrix, with a 90% effective rate, is your first line of defense. Studies show that the Shingrix vaccine stimulates the body to produce more antibodies, causing 24 times increase in T-cells. This action alone makes Shingrix 12 times higher in immunity than the second vaccine, Zostavax. Research shows that two doses of Shingrix separated by two months provides four years immunity but possibly much longer. The second dose ensures longer term protection. Shingrix is made differently from other vaccines. It’s the first shingles vaccine to contain a non-live component and an adjuvant designed to target the shingles virus. As a person ages, their T-cell immunity declines, putting them at higher risk of contracting the shingles virus. Shingles can be very painful, causing blisters and a rash that can cause serious complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia, a

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OU’RE WATCHING what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-theart medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections. EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works. Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D? Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results. EK: How quickly will clients see visible results? Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum

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EK: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure? Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. EK: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you? Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953, ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www. tru3dbody.com.

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ABY BOOMERS everywhere remember when a strange artist hit American airwaves with some captivatingly strange tunes. Songs like Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rebel Rebel, 1984, and other otherworldly songs dominated the world’s airwaves. Of course I’m talking about David Bowie. And, if you were an awe-struck teen like I was then, you’d know that he and his thenwife, Angela, were taking the media world by a storm with their application of noncomformity in every area of their lives. Their lack of convention and thumbing their noses at societal norms captivated us all. Married in early 1970, Angela and David’s marriage ended with the decade of the ’70s. Since then, Angela has been a prolific author, actress, and recording artist. One of the books she’s written is her 1993 book, Backstage Passes. I had recently re-read the tome and instinctively reached out to her for an interview. It turned out to be quite serendipitous because she is in the midst of re-recording the audio version of the book, as well as re-releasing the print version of it along with others of her work. Over the course of two phone conversations and notes back and forth, Angela and I chatted about what she’s been up to and what is about to be released. Reaching her at her home in the Southwestern U.S., she was immediately gracious and warmly welcoming. During those chats, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Angela and her husband, Michael, called the Knoxville area “home” for a while. “I have to say to you, Randy, that your provenance is enticing,” she said. “We had the most wonderful time in Tennessee. Michael and I – we lived there for a year. We lived in a fabulous place, Tellico Village, which was 30 miles from the job site. The job site was in Alcoa. “We found the people to be so charming and so wonderful. We had an absolutely magical year there. When I saw on Facebook all the different things that you did, I wasn’t surprised when it turned out that you had a blog. You know what I mean? You asked me to do it because I don’t often care sometimes for particular locations, but it has nothing to do with the people.” During our second chat, Angela added: “I don’t have so much experience with the United States because I lived outside of the United States for so long. It’s taken me 20, 25 years. Living with Michael, to get a grip on all the various different parts and the relevance of those parts where we’ve lived as part of his job. But when you mentioned that, I thought yeah. Knoxville is such a lovely place. We



really had a good time there. “Tennessee was gorgeous. The people were lovely. We had a great time there. I just took it as written that we would do this and that it would be fabulous. And I so appreciate you asking me. There it is. Synchronicity. And it’s very cool.” Angela is quite busy these days. She’s an actress, singer, and a prolific writer. In addition to re-releasing some of her past titles, she’s busy releasing new work. “Lipstick Legends has become an audio book,” she said. “We’re doing another audio version of Backstage Passes. There was one done years ago at the same time in the early ’90s when Backstage Passes came out. But we’re doing an audio book – another one – because the company that had the rights to doing the Backstage Passes audio book has gone out of business and there are no further copies available. It’s been out of print since I did Celebrity Big Brother when they sold out. “In the meantime, we have some new stuff coming out. I’m very excited, and I’ve been thrilled to be involved in this. Rick Hunt worked with us on Catastrophe and my book of lyrics and poetry, Fancy Footwork. We had

always said that we wanted to do a book of his art. So Gaucho Visions is the first of four or five projected books of his art. And it’s turned out magnificently. He’s very, very happy. We have Gaucho Visions Part One. Gaucho Visions Part Two will come out, hopefully, before Christmas. I’ve been working on so many other things. I mean, literally there is a list that’s about two pages long, and so I’m working on all of that as well.” There is so much more to our conversation with Angela than this space allows. We discussed her time in the Atlanta area, paranormal experiences, and her life post-David. 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.

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HERE’S SO MUCH TALK in TV commercials about helping retirees “reach their goals,” followed by images of a couple holding hands on a beach, gazing contentedly at a beautiful ocean scene. I get it – most people do mention to me that they’d like to travel in retirement. But do you know what retirees really want? They almost always tell me they want to know they can keep living the lifestyle they are used to living, without the fear of running out of money. As simple as that. But they are looking for the confidence to know it’s possible, no matter how many retirement years stretch ahead of them. When you think about it, that’s a pretty tall order. According to the Society of Actuaries, for 65-year-old married couples, there is a 72% chance one of them will live to age 85 and a 45% chance one of them will live to age 90. Do you know someone who lived into their late 90s? I do. In fact, in retirement planning, we think of longevity risk, or the unknown length of time you’ll live, as a “risk multiplier.” The longer you live, the more chances you’ll experience major financial risks: Market corrections, costly declining health, rising taxes, and inflation. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. experienced 11 recessions during the 64-year period from 1945–2009. So your investment portfolio would need to weather four to six recessions in a similar 30-year retirement while still providing you a comfortable lifestyle and not going to zero. Retirement is not for the faint of heart! Longer life expectancies make these risks a “when,” not an “if.” And these risks don’t happen in isolation. It’s entirely possible for the stock market to have a losing streak at the same time your spouse gets very sick. Working with a comprehensive financial planner becomes imperative as you plan for a consistent retirement. Advisors focused on just investing are not going to be able to help you navigate the treacherous financial waters of retirement. We specialize in helping you steer your boat – through the calm currents and the frightening rapids – no matter what’s around the bend. Marsh Wealth Management, LLC Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923 865.622.2162 ymarsh@marshpros.com www.marshwealth.com

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T THE BEGINNING of the fall semester, hundreds of incoming University of Tennessee students got a taste of what it means to be a Volunteer by serving the community through UT’s Ignite Serves program. One of the local organizations involved in this effort was Random Acts of Flowers. Random Acts of Flowers strives to improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by providing them with recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. The student Volunteers worked tirelessly on various projects to keep the Random Acts of Flowers workshop in tip-top shape. From cleaning out the Cold Room (where RAF keeps flowers cool and fresh), to washing hundreds of vases, to helping with all of the recycling and composting, they put forth a



great Volunteer effort! Random Acts of Flowers also works with other local companies and organizations such as 21st Mortgage, Pilot Flying J, USI Consulting, and the Cerebral Palsy Center. Group activities at Random Acts of Flowers affords the participants the opportunity to work together as a team on various projects, from cleaning and arranging the workshop, to learning how to make flower arrangements, to making deliveries to those in local healthcare facilities that need an emotional boost and a moment of kindness. If you or your group want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers by volunteering or making a donation, please call us at 865-633-9082, email us at info@ RAFKnoxville.org, or visit our website at RAFKnoxville.org and fill out the Individual or Group Volunteer form.


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Shop and Southern Cuisine at the Mansion would like to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for your continued support and encouragement throughout our 55 years. Each holiday season is a special time of the year as we transform our two floors of retail space into a holiday wonderland. We invite you to share this special holiday season with us now through December. We’re confident you’ll find it truly inspiring, and it’s also our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers. We have a huge selection of autumn and Christmas wreaths and table arrangements, as well as holiday home décor and Christmas ornaments. You’ll also discover hundreds of floral arrangements, all designed and handmade by me personally, along with a large selection of beautiful gifts, including ladies’ apparel, scarves, designer handbags, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor items, and more that will make perfect gifts even for that person on your shopping list that seems to have everything. A gift certificate also makes a great gift that everyone will appreciate. Our University of Tennessee room is fully stocked with lots of merchandise now available for your holiday gift-giving, including UT women’s clothing, scarves, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, wall hangings, eye glasses and sunglasses, photo frames, and decanter sets. For the Big Orange fan on your Christmas list, Sweetwater Flower Shop is sure to have just what you need for that special “Go Vols” Christmas gift. Our restaurant is now taking reservations for the holidays. Plan your special outings with friends and family now by calling Janice at 423-664-2002 to reserve a table, or book a special event using the entire dining room (holding up to 60 people) when the restaurant isn’t open. The ambiance will be perfect, as the restaurant will be decorated from top to bottom for the Christmas season. Southern Cuisine at the Mansion is now open Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 11 to 3. Treat yourself to the hot bar buffet or the salad bar, or you can order from the menu. Their homemade desserts always provide a perfect ending to their delicious lunches. If you’re too full, ask for a to-go box and enjoy the dessert later. We look forward to your visit this holiday season and for the opportunity to share our special holiday greetings with each and every one of you.

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Discover a wide assortment of hand-crafted, designer-inspired jewelry, in addition to other great gift ideas including candles, throws, and purses, at Cedar & Twine, a women’s curated clothing and accessories boutique, located at 100 E Broadway in historic downtown Lenoir City, 865.816.6203, www. cedarandtwineknox.com.


SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is a dark spot corrector that targets visible skin discoloration for brighter, more even-looking skin. It’s suitable for all skin types. Available at Southeastern Dermatology, 1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way in Knoxville, 865.474.8800, www.drdoppelt.com.


Kick your tailgate party and holiday entertaining up a notch with our gourmet spreads and dip mixes! Choose from Raspberry Mustard, Lemon Fig Jam, Onion & Garlic Jam, and Pecan Honey Cream by New Canaan Farms or a tasty Pumpkin, Cheesy Onion, Chili Cheese & Bacon, Dill, Garlic & Green Onion, Rio Grande, Salsa Ole, or Spinach dip mix from The Olive Tree. The beautiful packaging also makes for a nice gift. Available at CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.288.7887, www.chinteriorsandgifts.com. 30



This classic mahogany table features heavy artistic distressing reminiscent of hand-hewn antiques and adds warm character and charm to any space. Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


An original blend of premium organic ingredients, including elderberries, raw honey, rose hips, lemon, cherry, ceylon cinnamon, star anise, ginger, turmeric, and cloves, this great tasting Elderberry Syrup from Smoky Mountain Elixirs is just loaded with antioxidants. Perfect for cold, flu, and immune support, this Organic Elderberry Syrup is available at believeRX, 9627 Countryside Center Lane in Knoxville, 865.214.6672, www.mybelieverx.com.



This exquisitely hand-crafted live edge side table is made by a local Tellico Village artisan using locally harvested wood. Every table is unique, as it features the natural characteristics inherent in each piece of wood. Available at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721, www.premiereconsignment.com.

Get your table ready for all your family and friend get-togethers with our holiday table linens! Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.


This beautifully designed and hand-crafted Christmas wreath is the creation of Jack Wilson, master floral designer and owner of Sweetwater Flower Shop. It’s just one of the hundreds of his floral creations you’ll discover at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623. November 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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Giving Thanks & Spreading Cheer Time spent with loved ones and lots of gift-giving, Whether 'just because' or for a special occasion or holiday, sending a beautiful handmade Quilling Card both supports Fair Trade artisans and makes for a unique keepsake when framed. Our Arrow Collection makes a perfect year-round gift for the person who has everything. We have multiple holders to fit any corner or outdoor space, and arrows for every season, holiday and hobby.

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Get Your Garage Ready for Winter W INTER IS JUST weeks away,

and colder weather can complicate things. From increased energy bills to icy driveways and slippery indoor surfaces from the rain and snow, wintertime demands some preparedness. An organized garage can help you and your family live more comfortably and safely through the winter. Custom solutions from PremierGarage of Knoxville can make your garage more functional for winter, as well as the rest of the year. Garage storage cabinets, wall-hanging systems, and a durable PremierOne® floor can transform your garage into functional living space, protect your car, and enhance your home. Garage Storage Cabinets Eliminate Clutter Garages are famous for clutter, the catchall for anything that doesn’t fit in the house. Stacks of stuff that take up valuable floor space means you’ll have to park your car outside and scrape ice or frost off your car. Custom garage storage cabinets capture vertical space, maximize storage, and provide safe, organized storage for all your needs. » Enclosed cabinets with adjustable shelves let you configure your storage for exactly what you have, whether heirloom

china or sports memorabilia. » Optional locking doors and drawers keep toxic chemicals and dangerous tools secure from curious pets and children. » Create a mudroom at the connecting door to the house so wet coats, jackets, and boots don’t make it inside. Wall-Hanging and Overhead Systems Provide More Space Along with garage cabinets, wall-hanging systems and overhead racks make the space more efficient by getting everything off the floor and freeing up space so you can actually park cars in the garage. Overhead storage racks are the perfect solution for seldomused and large items. Camping gear, sports equipment, and holiday decorations are all common items homeowners store in overhead racks. Slatwall panels create wall-hanging storage that can be customized with specialty hooks, baskets, and shelves to organize large and small items. » Slatwall fits over a workbench to keep tools handy or around windows, a water heater, or into a tight corner to provide usable storage. » Group related items, such as soccer gear or gardening tools, which can be kept in one spot.

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KnoxGives: One Day, 75 Non-profits, 2,500 Volunteers, 10,000 Hours W ITH SUPPORT

from the United Way of Greater Knoxville, Pilot Flying J, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Volunteer East Tennessee announces that the date for this year’s county-wide day of service, KnoxGives, will be on Friday, November 8. Volunteers of all ages, representing corporations, civic clubs, neighborhoods, and individuals, are invited to serve with any non-profit organization with programs in Knox County on that day. The goal for this single day of service is to engage 2,500 volunteers for a total of 10,000 hours. Nonprofit organizations representing a variety of impact areas including youth services, homelessness and food insecurity, animal welfare, environmental, and historic preservation are participating in KnoxGives. Pilot Flying J, KnoxGives’ presenting sponsor, will be deploying more than 350 employee volunteers, and they’ll be backed by other corporate volunteer teams and teams of public employees from the City of Knoxville 36


and Knox County. Sign-ups for KnoxGives projects are now open. Volunteers will be able to sign up as individuals or with their own volunteer team. “Knoxvillians are compassionate by nature and always ready to lend help when needed,” said Mayor Rogero. “KnoxGives will make a powerful statement: Look at the tremendous volume of good we can do in just one day when we all pull together and focus our energy on meeting specific challenges.” “The amount of pride our residents have for our community is incredible,” said Mayor Jacobs. “To have some our largest corporations along with so many community groups making it a priority to improve it is a testament to our volunteer spirit.” The community-wide day of service on November 8 kicks off the giving season and will culminate in The Big Give on December 3, Giving Tuesday. The Big Give will be an opportunity for non-profits to band together and raise funds during the biggest giving day of the year.

“KnoxGives comes at the perfect time,” said Alyson Gallaher, Executive Director of Volunteer East Tennessee. “With the extraordinary volunteer spirit in our community, it’s pretty clear that Knoxvillians are compassionate people, ready and willing to provide help when needed. KnoxGives is an opportunity to spotlight that compassion and bring the entire community together to celebrate it at the start of the giving season.” For more information, visit www. volunteeretn.org/knoxgives. About Volunteer East Tennessee Volunteer East Tennessee’s mission is to inspire service by equipping organizations and mobilizing volunteers to connect with one another and strengthen communities. Volunteer East Tennessee is a non-profit organization that offers a unique technology that will assist local non-profit organizations with fulfilling their needs with quality volunteers, volunteer training, and a broader reach into the community and region.

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planning for holiday events and family gatherings. As a parent and grandfather, I know just how important this time of the year is but how stressful holiday preparation can be as well. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families prepare for the holidays for more than 30 years. So why is it important to clean your home’s carpets and Oriental and area rugs before your guests arrive? Well, for starters, to enhance the appearance of every room in your home. Also, if children and grandchildren play on your rugs and carpeting, you’ll want these surfaces to be as clean and healthy as they can be. There’s also a practical side. Well-maintained carpets and rugs will not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. You see, abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants are tracked into our homes and onto our carpeting and rugs from the bottoms of our shoes and our pet’s feet. Not only do these elements contaminate our carpets and rugs, making them look dull and dingy, but many of these contaminants are abrasive in nature and can permanently damage carpeting and rug fibers. Also, some of these tracked-in elements are snow and ice removal chemicals that can chemically bond to your home’s carpet and Oriental rug fibers, shortening their life expectancy. Our truck-mounted cleaning system uses today’s state-of-the-art technology to remove dirt and grime that other systems simply leave behind. Also, our Oriental and area rug cleaning boutique uses an 11-step proprietary cleaning process that can safely clean most rugs that might just become a family heirloom. Also, for you dog lovers, if Fido has had an accident on one of your valued Oriental or area rugs, call us immediately. Pet urine alters a rug’s pH and can negatively impact your rug’s color stability, causing color bleeding. So act quickly! Time is your biggest enemy. If you can use a little help preparing for the holidays this year – and who couldn’t – remember the company who has earned a superior reputation since 1985 for unmatched superior cleaning: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning. We are so thankful for all our friends like you and our family who have entrusted us to take care of your cleaning needs for more than three decades. May your holiday season be a blessed time with family and friends.

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WHAT I'M THANKFUL FOR... As the end of the year speeds up with holiday festivities, I would like to take a moment and focus on what I cherish. I am thankful for my family and the strong connections that we have, the little moments and the larger ones. I am also thankful for the memories for all of those who are no longer with me. I am thankful for the community we have here in Knoxville. I feel lucky to live in a city that is so supportive of local businesses. I am thankful for such great clients that continue to trust in us and let us turn their dreams into reality. I am thankful that I get to combine my passion for design, and my desire to help people love their homes. And of course, I am thankful for you! Thank you for reading our article each month. Happy Thanksgiving! - Sandy Kozar

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HE QUALITY of your new replacement windows is an important factor in selecting new windows, but perhaps it’s not as important as who installs them. Poorly installed, your replacement windows may not achieve the energy efficiency ratings you were promised. They could allow outside air to infiltrate into your home and can even allow precipitation to enter into your home, resulting in expensive water damage that might go undetected for months or even years. Did you know that even the highest quality replacement windows that are improperly installed can result in windows that are difficult to open and close over time? That’s why at Window Works in Kno xville, we select our craftsmen as

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from OKNA, perhaps the most innovative and highest quality replacement windows introduced in the last 25 years. Also, don’t forget to ask us about the other services and products we offer, including siding, gutters, shutters, and patio doors. Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating, lifetime warranty, financing, and fast turnaround time are all combined to provide each homeowner with the very best products and installation experience available anywhere. To learn more, call Window Works today at 865-560-3044 or visit www.windowworksus.com.

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HILE MOST of your family events will be moving back indoors for the winter season, why not surprise your family this holiday season with a special gift that will ensure a future of unlimited out-of-door events? Winter is the perfect time to install a totally unique underdeck ceiling system under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdecking system will ensure that future family events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain and next year’s searing summertime sun. “This is the perfect time to weatherproof all of your future outof-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. Because your project will be completed this winter, you can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces at the first sign of spring.” Undercover’s patented system also helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting you from early spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains. 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-ofdoor living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plan. Homeowners also appreciate the fact that Undercover Systems does not use those generic, offthe-shelf components used by the competition. Every system they install is customized to perfectly fit your home. 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 this holiday season with the gift of unlimited and memorable out-of-door activities for the New Year? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and let the memories begin. Undercover Systems

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November in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


ALLELUJAH FOR F A L L ! I don’t know about you, but I was awfully tired of temperatures in the 90s with no rain. Many of you put off your fall gardening projects because of the unending summer, so let’s do a quick recap of what needs to be done: 1. Do your yard checkup. Our heat-and-drought that followed heat-andwet was hard on our plants, and some of them are showing the stress. Stressed plants are more vulnerable to insects and disease, so make sure you know what’s happening out there. 2. After the checkup comes the cleanup. Pull annuals, clean up perennials, pull weeds, and apply fresh mulch if needed. A good cleanup is critical! Insects and diseases will simply overwinter and come back next spring if left alone. 3. Plant pansies, violas, and ornamental cabbage for fall and winter color. Several perennials are evergreen and will last through the winter in beds or containers. 4. Speaking of containers, clean and protect any that aren’t frost proof. If they’re suitable for outdoor use year-round, get creative with your fall and winter plantings. An online search will give you hundreds of

options, or you can stop by if you need help. 5. You can still plant trees and shrubs. Planting during dormant season means that all the focus can go into root building. Talk to us if you have questions. Since I mentioned planting trees and shrubs, I’d like to explain how to do it correctly. I cannot over-emphasize how important it is to take the extra time to plant the right way, so here is your block of instruction: 1. Start digging. If your soil is super compacted, you may want to rent an auger. You don’t need to go deeper than the container the plant is in, but you do need to go wider. Twice the width is optimum. 2. Mix the soil that you’re removing from the hole with topsoil or planting mix until the mix is about half and half. The easiest way to do this is by shoveling the dirt into a wheelbarrow or onto a tarp. (Note: Do NOT use potting soil. Potting soil is for pots.) Use this mixture to backfill around the plant. 3. Take the plant out of the container and loosen the root ball, and I mean LOOSEN it! Dig your fingers or a cultivator in there and pull those roots loose! If the roots are going around the rim in a circle, take a saw and cut the outer 1/2” off the root ball. If


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the plant is balled and burlaped, push the burlap to the bottom of the hole or remove it entirely. Some companies are using a synthetic burlap that doesn’t decompose. Also, you don’t have to remove the wire cage, but remember that if you ever need to have that tree cut down and the stump ground, that cage will destroy a stump grinder. 4. Place your plant into the ground so the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the surface of the ground. Backfill with your soil mixture and firm it into place. It’s ok to have some room for air. Keep a little of the backfill mixture so you can add more to the hole if/when it settles. 5. Water the plants in using a root stimulator. This will speed up the establishment of feeder roots. Continue to water the plant throughout the winter if we are not getting 1” or more of rainfall per week. Soaker hoses or hand watering ensures adequate saturation. 6. Add mulch, but please don’t pile it around the trunk of a tree. Mulch keeps the temperature and moisture levels stable and protects the trunk from damage caused by lawn mowers and weed whackers. Mulch heaped around the trunk, however, causes air roots and insect/ rodent damage. The last item on your to-do list is taking care of the birds. Keep your feeders clean and full, and try to provide water for them as long as possible. There are heaters available for winterstable birdbaths. Once you have done your chores, it will be time to start thinking about winter. I know that some of you are going to have irrigation systems turned off, but please leave yourself some way of watering newer plants if our winter happens to be dry. I also encourage you to clean your tools and get them serviced and the blades sharpened before you store them. Next spring everyone will be trying to get that done at the same time, so beat the rush! Next month I will talk about holiday plants and greenery and how to care for them. Since some of you may purchase your plants before then, let me give you some words of advice: 1. Whether you’re buying Christmas trees or poinsettias, please buy from a reputable dealer! Mass market trees are frequently cut before Halloween, and most box/grocery store poinsettias are doomed due to lack of care knowledge. 2. If you have questions about how to care for your plants, please ask us! That’s what we’re here for. With the proper care, your tree should last until the New Year and your poinsettia should last until you get sick of it and throw it away. Neither are hard to care for, but both have some critical steps you must follow. Stop by and see us for all your holiday needs!

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Did You Fully Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces This Year?


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retractable screens, the answer is likely not as much as you hoped to. Flying and biting insects can turn your outdoor family gatherings and events into a nightmare, forcing you back indoors. But there’s a solution that can transform your outdoor living spaces into bug-free spaces for next season. Growing numbers of homeowners are creating popular outdoor “rooms” such as porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even weather-proof artwork, but flying and biting insects can prevent homeowners from truly enjoying these new outdoor living spaces. Retractable screens provide the perfect solution to these problems. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these innovative screen solutions enhance and promote enjoyable outdoor living experiences. They provide shade and allow you to extend the time that you, family, and friends spend on your patios while keeping annoying, biting insects at bay. 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. And the best part about using your retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views of the outdoors or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. These retractable screens are available in a variety of custom colors and wood grain finishes to provide a seamless transition with your interior or exterior color schemes. The screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and be connected to your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is most needed. Now is the perfect time to install retractable screens on your home to take full advantage of our beautiful Tennessee autumn and to be prepared for all of your outdoor activities in the New Year. Why not make it a Christmas gift the entire family will enjoy all year-round?

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HOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS come on at dusk from Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, January 1, at Founders Park at Campbell Station in Farragut. Enjoy local performers throughout the park, and children can drop letters in Santa’s mailbox. The lights and park restrooms are open until 10 pm each night (except December 25). A giant switch turns on the lights for the first time on November 25 at 6:30 pm during Countdown to Light the Park, sponsored by Shop Farragut. For more information, visit www.TownofFarragut.org.

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host America Recycles Day Collection at Ijams Nature Center



hosting a recycling collection party on November 16 in celebration of America Recycles Day! The event will take place at Ijams Nature Center, located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, from 11 am to 2 pm. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be collecting glass bottles and jars, plastic film and bags, and gently-used clothing for donation. At noon, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be organizing a clothing swap where recyclers can swap their old for new-to-them clothing. All remaining clothes after the swap will be donated to AMVETS Thrift Stores and South Knoxville Elementary. Captain Muchacho’s food truck will be ready to serve lunch throughout the event, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will be delivering up some beer – and the first beer is free to recyclers! Keep Knoxville Beautiful staff will be on site to answer all your questions on litter

prevention, recycling, and beautification in Knox County. America Recycles Day is a nationallyrecognized day set on promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. This day is an initiative of Keep America Beautiful initiative and celebrated nationally on November 15 each year. Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is made possible by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Cherokee Distributing Company, Ijams Nature Center, WestRock, UT Recycling, and AMVETS Thrift Store. For more information, visit www. keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/upcoming.


Bring your glass recyclables, plastic bags, and donationworthy clothing to ijams nature center to recycle!

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and tender perennials start to die back, one of my favorite plants starts to take center stage in the shade garden. Heuchera, commonly known as coral bells or alum root, have long been a favorite of gardeners, prized for the large variety of colorful cultivars and their evergreen foliage. Several species of Heuchera are native to the U.S., and coral bells were among the first plants to be sent back to Europe in the 1600s by early American explorers. They were sent to be studied for medicinal properties. Native Americans used the roots for their astringent properties for sore throats, ulcers, and nose bleeds. The leaves are also astringent, thus generally left alone by rabbits and deer. As a woodland plant, coral bells prefer part sun to full shade and well-draining soil that has high organic matter content. Once established, coral bells are fairly easy to maintain and have minimal pest issues. To keep coral bells from getting leggy and drying out in the center, they should be divided every three to four years. Along with beautiful foliage, coral bells also provides lovely blooms. Starting in late spring and continuing into summer months, slender stems rise above the mounded foliage with tiny bell-shaped flowers. Flower colors range from white to light pink



and the blooms make excellent additions to flower arrangements. Both H. americana and H. villosa have contributed significantly to the hybrids seen on the market today. Several new varieties tout tolerance of full sun and humidity, but the effects of our hot Tennessee summers are visible as signs of leaf scorch become prevalent during extreme heat if coral bells are planted in full sun. For our area, the humidity and heat tolerance of H. villosa hybrids have increased performance and vigor. In recent years, hybridized varieties have

given gardeners a lush palette of color shades. Shades of foliage range from greens, reds, purples, silvers, and oranges, making this plant a must have for multiseason interest in the shade garden. A few cultivars that have stood out at UT Gardens, Knoxville include ‘Caramel’, ‘Midnight Rose’, ‘Autumn Bride’, ‘Plum Pudding’, and ‘Southern Comfort’. Coral bells look their best when planted with companion plants such as hosta, astilbe, ferns, and ornamental grasses. Coral bells also make great container plants for year-round interest. Like hosta, you can’t have just one of these gems in your garden. With each cultivar being different, coral bells are the perfect, fussfree plant to add color to your shade garden. 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 A. Smith, courtesy UTIA



FEW YEARS ago we hired a man in the community to do some home reno-

vations for us. He stole our money and left us high and dry. John and I were left to do all he left undone. We’ve had friends who have been taken advantage of as well. It’s a terrible feeling to know you’ve been overcharged or downright swindled. We learned our lesson the hard way. Now we check ratings, get referrals, and are suspicious of anyone charging less yet promising more. How do you know if you can trust a company? I’d say one of the bet gauges of trust is to ask, “Who trusts it?” If the company has a high repeat business clientele and a high degree of customer satisfaction, that’s a key indication. More than 30% of our monthly clients are repeat! And another 15% are referral. Many clients leave us their house keys or the garage code, and we do the work while they are at work or out of town. That’s trust! I believe there should also be an exceptional level of trust WITHIN a company. Fun facts about our Surface Doc employees: Our lead cleaning tech is our son-inlaw, Tony. Our foreman, Harrison, has been known in a business sense by John for years, and even before Harrison ever worked for Surface Doc, his work ethic and integrity was obvious. Three of our “single” cleaning techs have just moved into a home, owned by the company, where they share life outside of work. Two of them have been best friends since childhood. Each of them is a fine, upstanding young man. We are truly blessed to have them, and they are lucky to have relationships with one another. There is a level of trust within our small company that I’ve rarely seen before. Occasionally a job doesn’t go as planned. There are times John and the guys pick up a Saturday to make a job right that needs to be stellar before a party scheduled for Sunday. Occasionally John has even agreed to a last-minute job and shown up well before the workday begins to accommodate a desperate homeowner. Time and time again, I’ve seen John and his guys go above and beyond every reasonable expectation. If you are looking for a company that you can trust, that will do a great job in a timely fashion at a fair price, please give us a call. John and his crew never charge for an estimate or a demonstration. Visit us online at www.SurfaceDoc.com to see before/after videos and photos, and then give John a call to schedule your cleaning.


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Space-Saving Murphy Beds Awake to the Possibilities


U R P H Y B E D S have long

been a solution for condos and other homes where floor space is a premium. Today many homeowners of larger homes are also opting for a Murphy bed to make a room multi-functional. William L. Murphy invented the Murphy bed in the early 1900s. He wanted to hide the bed in his cramped one-room apartment so he could have more space to entertain. He experimented with a folding bed, eventually receiving a patent. These beds have been helping homeowners save space for more than 100 years! Tailored Living of Knoxville, the area’s whole-home organization experts, designs and installs Murphy beds to meet each individual customer’s needs and style. Investing in a Murphy bed can: » Create More Space – Most families live in all their space, so a dedicated guest room is not always practical. If you’re short on space but need an extra bed, a Murphy bed is the perfect solution. It provides flex-space for any home. You can use the room as a bedroom at night and a playroom, home office, or living room at other times. You won’t lose any space, and guests will have a comfortable

Murphy beds can be incorporated into almost any space.

place to sleep. » Increase Home Value – If you decide to rent or sell your home, maximizing space is an important feature for potential buyers. A Murphy bed allows the ability to maximize a home’s space while increasing the value of the house. » Designed for Any Space – Designs depend on your needs and budget. Tailored Living design experts thoughtfully design each bed to seamlessly integrate into your space, proving you don’t have to compromise style when space is limited. A Murphy bed can be elaborate or basic. Many designs

include desks on one side so the room can also be a home office by day. Or the bed can be bordered by a bookcase, side cabinets, or pull-out drawers to give you extra storage. Most of all, it takes up very little space when closed, approximately 16” deep. Murphy beds come in twin, full, queen, or king sizes to accommodate any space. » Fit Any Décor – From a solid gray finish to a dark wood-grain finish, choose the look that fits your style. Also, there are custom LED light options to ensure there is enough lighting when the bed is in use. If you want the flex-space a Murphy bed provides, give Tailored Living of Knoxville a call for a free consultation using their 3D design software. Let Tailored Living help you recreate your current space!

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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Historic Westwood



is one of Knoxville’s premier historic house experiences. Celebrate the holidays in grand style at the beautiful former residence of artist Ann Adelia Armstrong Lutz. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the c. 1890 home is a rare example of the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque architectural styles. Today visitors can enjoy complimentary tours led by trained volunteer docents and can experience Gilded-Age architecture and interiors, a large collection of original art by Adelia Lutz, and a stunning collection of antique slag glass lamps from the Coates collection. Free tours are provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm. O n S u n d ay, D e c e mb e r 8, H i s to r i c Westwood will open its doors for the annual Holiday Open House and Market. The grand 46


home will be filled with beautiful holiday decorations, including a tree featuring handmade Victorian ornaments created by the Knoxville Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America. Experience docent-led house tours, holiday music, and refreshments, as well as our first-ever holiday market. This event is free and open to the public from 12 to 4 pm. The first-ever holiday market will feature an assortment of decorations for sale. Free parking is available at the adjacent Laurel Church of Christ, located at 3457 Kingston Pike. For more information, visit www.knoxheritage.org/calendar. The following Sunday, December 15, offers

an opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea in the Victorian tradition. Historic Westwood is the perfect setting for this memorable event with friends and family. The main floors of the home will be turned into beautifully decorated tea parlors just for this occasion. Enjoy delicious homemade treats and special surprises. Children age 10 or older are welcome. Adult tickets are $42. Tickets for children age 10-17 are $24. For more information, visit www. knoxheritage.org/calendar. For a truly exceptional experience, book a “Holidays at Westwood” package that includes elegant pre-planned dining for up to 50 guests. Contact events@ historicwestwood.org for more information or call 865-523-8008, extension 8. Make Historic Westwood part of your family’s Christmas tradition. Explore more at www.historicwestwood.org.

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Holiday Sparkles & Spirits

XPERIENCE THE WARMTH of a holiday gathering, children’s voices, and get a head start on gift buying for loved ones – all for a great cause. Come to Holiday Sparkles & Spirits, an evening to benefit The Joy of Music School, on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 pm at Cherokee Country Club, located at 5138 Lyons View Pike. Bid on unique items in arts & culture, travel, food & wine, home & garden, and more. A silent auction will be held throughout the night, with a live auction culminating the evening. The event includes heavy hors d‘oeuvres, wine, and cocktails. Semi-formal attire. The evening is highlighted by a brief performance from students of the school. Holiday songs will fill the Cherokee Ballroom, played and sung by talented students studying in our program. What better way to witness the results of the Joy of Music School’s efforts than to experience a live performance? The Joy of Music School is a non-profit organization providing free music lessons for children who cannot afford them. All teachers are volunteers. The school also provides instruments, music, and supplies at no cost to students. For more information, call 865-525-6806 or visit www.joyofmusicschool.org.



to pay the full retail price when shopping, especially for furniture? Most items sold at retail stores today inherently include enormous markups, and furniture and room décor are no exceptions. That’s why we launched Premiere Consignment. Premiere Consignment offers both buyers and sellers the perfect venue for conveniently buying and selling quality, name brand, gently used furniture, décor, Oriental and area rugs, and art at prices far below their original retail selling prices. The sellers win because they can conveniently sell no longer used quality items resulting from a relocation, downsizing, or estate sale. Safety is another important consideration, because sellers don’t have to invite strangers into their home or sit and wait for buyers who never show up or who want to negotiate an already agreed upon price for an item. Buyers also have full access to our fullservice eBay store as well. Buyers especially appreciate our large selection, as well as our convenient showroom location and business hours. And because we accept most forms of payment, there is no need for sellers to be concerned about bad checks or handling large amounts of cash. Homeowners, here’s a great suggestion for the upcoming holidays. Think back to how conveniently guests were able to enjoy your home last holiday season. Did a particular room appear cluttered, or was the traffic pattern or flow obstructed? Was there sufficient seating for all of your guests? Was your dining room table too large or too small? Would a buffet or sideboard have been helpful when serving meals? Reflecting on last year’s holiday events provides you with the perfect opportunity on just how to improve your home for the upcoming holiday season, allowing you to comfortably and efficiently entertain friends, family, and neighbors this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help. From décor to furniture, we can help you enhance every room in your home or help you find a new home for those quality items that you may no longer need. Why not let Premiere Consignment take the inconvenience out of buying and selling quality, name brand furniture, décor, Oriental rugs, and art while saving you up to 90% off full retail pricing? Premiere Consignment is simply your smartest and easiest way to buy and sell!

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Sell A Home in November or December?


EOPLE OFTEN assume that

November and December are not good months to sell a home,” says Aleex Conner, Realtor with Realty Executives Associates. “In East Tennessee, we’re graced with good weather, and I’ve found that as long as there’s no snow or ice on the roads, people are always looking for homes since life’s circumstances can readily change. “For sellers, the advantage of listing a home now is that inventory is typically low. Less listings mean less competition, so your home has a greater chance of being the one buyers choose to purchase. Choosing an excellent real estate agent is the first step, so give me a call at 865-591-6348!” If you sign up to list your home with Aleex Conner during November or December, you’ll receive a COMPLIMENTARY PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTION VALUED AT $350. This is a huge benefit to sellers because you’ll know if something expensive needs to be repaired on the front end before setting your sales price. Plus it makes your home more attractive to potential buyers since repairs have already been made.

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“Interest rates can change at a moment’s notice, so I closely monitor the volatility of the market and provide advice on the best timeline to lock in the rates for your mortgage,” says Lorie Jaynes, Senior Loan Officer with Mortgage Investors Group. “Our process is efficiently streamlined for things to flow smoothly in meeting your closing deadline. “Mortgage Investors Group offers a diversity of mortgage options, and whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an empty nester, my goal is to find an option that will provide you with maximum benefits, both for the short-term and the long-term. Getting pre-approved is quick and easy, so give me a call at 865-315-8085 or visit www.loriejaynes.com to get moving today!”

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November 1-17 Knoxville Children’s Theatre (109 E. Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville)


NOXVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents 14 live performances of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar November 1-17: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. KCT’s version is a specially adapted under two-hour version of the classic tragedy geared for ages 12 and up. Caesar has returned to Rome in triumph after a devastating civil war. However, a group of conspirators is disturbed by Caesar’s increasing power and ambition. To help their cause, they persuade Brutus, a good friend of Caesar and a man regarded through the city for his honesty and honor, that the welfare of Rome demands that Brutus conspire against his own friend. Brutus joins the conspiracy and set events in motion that will leave Rome in deadly peril. The play is performed by 16 talented young actors from ages 12 to 17. For tickets or more information, visit www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.




How ShelfGenie® Can Help with Aging in Place


Y 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population of people aged 65+ will nearly double to approximately 84 million. As the population ages, there is growing demand for aging-inplace solutions that let people stay in their homes. At ShelfGenie®, we manufacture custom, Glide-Out™ shelf solutions to improve access and functionality in the kitchen, pantry, and bathroom. Kitchen Solutions Since every home’s main activities center around the kitchen, it’s important to consider safety and convenience when redesigning or updating this space. Glide-Out™ shelving improves organization and makes it easier to access items such as dishes, pots and pans, cleaning supplies, and small appliances such as blenders, slow cookers, and toasters. They pull out the full depth of the cabinet, which improves lighting and makes it easier to see everything at a glance. They also make it easier to retrieve and replace items without bending and reaching, which

avoids strain on the back and knees. Pantry Solutions The pantry can easily become a catch-all for food items, small appliances, dry goods, and paper products. Whether the pantry is in a kitchen cabinet or has its own designated space, organization, access, and storage space are key to maintain usability. With custom glide-outs, items can be categorized or zoned so they won’t be hidden or lost anymore. Viewing and retrieving items quickly will assist seniors with food preparation and grocery shopping. Because

Glide-Out™ shelves pull out, there isn’t a need for space to lift items in the back so more shelves can fit in a given vertical space. Bathroom Solutions There should be a place for every item in the bathroom, from toiletries and medication to bath towels and cleaning products. Glide-Out™ shelving in the linen closet or cabinets maximizes storage space and functionality. To utilize the space under the sink, glide-outs can be customized to fit around pipes. Seniors will be able to access whatever they need without bending over and reaching into the back of the cabinets. ShelfGenie® Glide-Out™ shelving can take a space that’s difficult to use and maximize its potential. Whether someone has arthritis, has trouble seeing, or uses a walking aid or wheelchair, our shelving solutions can make a huge difference in quality of life.


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ID YOU KNOW that Brothers Bedding’s local craftsmen have been hand building mattresses in Knoxville since 1938 and that our mattresses are constructed to your exact specifications using only the highest quality materials, the way quality mattresses used to be built? You can be confident that your Brothers Bedding mattress will be built to your exact needs – all backed up by one of the best warranties in the bedding industry, PERIOD! If you do not love your Brother’s Bedding mattress for any reason, we will fix it! Also, did you know that in addition to building the finest mattresses available anywhere, we also offer other exceptional brands of top-

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quality mattresses, including Tempur-Pedic and Posh + Lavish? You can be certain that you will discover that just-so-perfect mattress you’ve been searching for at any of our five convenient Knoxville area locations when you choose from our extensive selection of quality mattresses. Did you know that Brothers Bedding also features two-sided, flippable mattress that will last up to 20 years – far longer than today’s one-sided mattresses. The value of a two-sided mattress is unparalleled, yet most mattress stores in the Knoxville and Maryville areas only carry one-sided mattresses. At Brothers Bedding, we invite you to watch your mattress being made at our factory. Watch

you mattress being constructed using only the finest materials and craftsmanship available anywhere in the industry. See firsthand how we strive to build the very best mattress in the bedding marketplace. Make plans to visit Brothers Bedding to see our newest mattress line, The Hampton Collection, our finest mattress, where luxury meets natural. You will not only discover all of the exceptional mattresses that we offer, but you will also discover our team of knowledgeable and experienced sales consultants that excel in listening while helping you find true and total comfort in your next mattress without the “sales pressure.”



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Inaugural Holiday Show Premieres November 1 at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge


FTER A HIGHLY successful opening season, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge prepares to sail into the holidays with a new Christmas show that offers a spectacular swashbuckling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge and his cavalier crew. The premiere of this holiday show promises to be a Christmas adventure unlike anything else experienced in the Smokies this yuletide season. Opening on Friday, November 1, and continuing through January 4, 2020, Pirates Voyage combines a classic Christmas tale with a bountiful feast that will join together a pirate’s “Yo Ho” with the season’s “Ho Ho Ho.” “We invite swashbucklers of all ages to start a new Christmas tradition for the holidays like no one else can offer,” said Jeff Thomas, General Manager of Pirates Voyage. “Where else can families come together and create memories that will last long after the holidays are gone – with pirates, acrobatics, a special 52


delicious meal, a classic holiday story with its own special pirate twist, and angels helping bring about the true meaning of Christmas in our Nativity? As we like to say, it’s a Holly Jolly Roger Christmas event!” During Christmas at Pirates Voyage, high tide meets the yuletide in this new show that offers a variety of holiday fun and entertainment that will make for lasting holiday memories for everyone who attends. The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the indoor lagoon. Other adventures during this holiday experience at Pirates Voyage include a live Nativity, an angel with a special message, and a comical Christmas castaway and her sea lion companion. Holiday guests also will be thrilled by an epic battle between the crimson and emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure on land, on deck,

in water, and high above two pirate ships. The adventure actually begins in the Pirates Village, where younger swashbucklers, as well as parents and grandparents, can “Join the Christmas Crew” and be transformed into mermaids and pirates before the main show begins. The four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Blackbeard’s yuletide galley makes Pirates Voyage the most unique place to eat in the Smokies. The meal begins with Voyager creamy vegetable soup and a homemade buccaneer biscuit. The feast fit for a pirate continues with cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, sugar cured ham, 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 by visiting www. piratesvoyage.com.



S TEENS, baby boomers very

likely have seen the work of legendary rock photographer, Bob Gruen. If you read our last interview with Gruen, you know that he doesn’t sit still. Always capturing our culture in images that interests us, he has done so, again, with his latest book of photos entitled Green Day – Photographs by Bob Gruen. Gruen has been a friend of the guys in Green Day for more than 25 years. During that time, he has shot and amassed quite a treasure trove of images. He was reached at his gallery in New York City to talk about the book. “For me, rock and roll is about freedom,” he said. “Rock and roll is the freedom to express your feelings very loudly in public. I think that’s what The Clash was certainly doing, and I think that’s what Green Day’s doing. They’re also big fans of The Clash. I think they’re inspired a lot by them, as were so many bands. They make great records, but they’re also a really fantastic live band. They hit the stage running, and they stay running for two-anda-half to three hours. And they just keep the audience’s attention.” Why this book, and why now? “It’s interesting, my relationship with Green Day, because I never worked for them, and I was never even on assignment for a magazine for them. I met them as friends when I went with my friend, Jesse Malin’s band, Degeneration, who opened for Green Day. We had seen Green Day once or twice in New York, then I saw them first in ’94 at a party at Don Hill’s club. Then, a little later, they had a party at Don Hill’s club when their



Dookie record came out. Then Jesse was going to Europe to open for them, and he suggested we come along. I had had a few drinks, and I thought it was a good idea. Ha! Ha! “Next thing I knew, my wife and I were in England, and we saw Degen and Green Day three times in England. Then we went to Paris and saw the show there. After a week or so, I was a fan. I thought they were fantastic. I think that’s when we first got to know each other. They’re fun guys to hang out with. It turned out we had a similar cynical kind of sense of humor. And they were thrilled. They grew up looking at my pictures, and they were thrilled that I was interested in taking pictures of them. “Later, Tre’ was saying to me that they hired another guy who traveled with them for like two months. He was a fashion photographer who was taking a load of pictures with the idea of making a book that he never made because he took too many pictures and couldn’t edit it down or something. I don’t know. Maybe he took too many and didn’t get any good ones. “Fortunately, the company that I work with, Abrams Image, liked the idea, so we made a really nice book. The art director, Shawn Dahl, came up with some great ideas to make the

book more interesting instead of just square photos. He said, ‘We should change the shapes on all the different pages.’ Billie Joe actually came up with the idea of having Avi Spivak do little drawings all over the book, and that made it very Green Day. It makes it very kid like. And then Billie Joe sent it forward that he wrote, which is three pages handwritten on like school paper, lined the paper up. And it just looks so Green Day. We printed it as he wrote it. We didn’t type it up. We just photographed the pages and put them in. It’s really a fun book. Tre’ and Mike also added comments – and Billie Joe – throughout the book. It’s really fun. I mean, any fans would surely like it. We tried to make it simple. Nothing formal, that’s for sure.” As for fan (and band) response so far? “The band likes it very much,” said Gruen. “I mean, the reaction I got back from them – they thought it was great. They’re really happy that I made it. And as far as sales, within a month, it went into second printing already. So that’s a good reaction.” Indeed, it is. Our chat with Bob Gruen was quite extensive, covering See Hear Yoko, how Yoko Ono is doing, more about Green Day, and what is on Bob’s radar for the next year or two. You can read all of that, as well as order Green Day, by visiting www.boomerocity.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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Big Ears Festival Announces 2020 Lineup AF T E R

A T T R A C T I N G a sellout crowd for its triumphant 10th year anniversary festival this past March, the Big Ears Festival now unveils some highlights of its 2020 programs with a kaleidoscopic lineup that once again transcends music genres and generations. Regarded as one of the most unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2020 during the four-day weekend of March 26-29 in historic Knoxville. “Contained within a walkable radius of historic downtown Knoxville – in a range of ornate landmark theaters, refurbished industrial spaces, art galleries, churches, and clubs – it creates its own atmospheric climate, along with a center of gravity,” described NPR Music. “From its first iteration in 2009, the festival has been a locus of expedition, defined more by a go-anywhere ethos than by any style or genre allegiance.” As usual, the Big Ears lineup offers a who’s who of musical visionaries and innovators. This year’s program also includes several world and North American premieres, along with several artists all too rarely heard in concert, especially in the United States. The first round of performers is listed below, and many highlights include: » Braxton75. A celebration of composer/ saxophonist and musical iconoclast Anthony Braxton’s 75th year, featuring a rare solo performance, his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio, and the world premiere of the Thunder Music Ensemble. » Terry Riley at 85. A celebration of the minimalist guru’s 85th year on the planet, featuring a duo with Gyan Riley, a solo organ performance on the new St. John’s Cathedral pipe organ, and more. » Meredith Monk with Bang on a Can AllStars. The amazing Meredith Monk returns to Big Ears with BOAC for the full concert premiere of their collaborative work, Memory Game. » John Paul Jones and Anssi Karttunen: Sons of Chipotle. The legendary Led Zeppelin 56


bassist gathers no moss as he continues his musical explorations and collaborations. This finds him in the company of the renowned Finnish classical cellist in their North American concert debut. » Kim Gordon, Steve Gunn, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski: Sound for Andy Warhol’s KISS. Rock icon Gordon returns to Big Ears with her Body/Head collaborator, joined by two other Big Ears alums to create the soundtrack to Warhol’s iconic film. » Joe Henry’s 115th Dream, featuring Jason Moran and Marc Ribot, with Jay Bellerose, David Piltch, and Levon Henry. Big Ears asked the great singer/songwriter/producer Joe Henry to put together a special “dream band” for the festival. This is it. » Jason Moran and The Harlem Hellfighters: All-around Renaissance man Jason Moran is bringing this large ensemble to pay tribute to the legendary ragtime innovator, James Reese Europe. » Caroline Shaw with SŌ Percussion: The 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shaw finally comes to Big Ears to present some of her extraordinary work, including this collaboration with the percussion wizards of SŌ. » Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet: Femn D’ayiti (Women of Haiti). Flutist/singer Joachim, who first appeared at Big Ears with eighth blackbird, returns with an extraordinary tribute to the women of her native Haiti, easily one of the most fabulous new works of this or any year. » Iceland’s alternative rock legends MÚM will make a rare U.S. appearance, celebrating 20 years since Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today is OK. » Tindersticks will perform their first U.S. concert in many years in the wake of a longawaited new recording. » Denmark’s Efterklang return to the U.S. for the first time in many years, also with new music. » After his astonishing performances at last year’s Big Ears with both Sons of Kemet and the Comet is Coming, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings will return with a third group, The

Ancestors. » German free-jazz titan Peter Brötzmann will make his Big Ears debut, playing solo in celebration of a new recording and revisiting his duo with the amazing drummer Andrew Cyrille, a highlight of this year’s Vision Festival in NYC. » There’s more adventurous new jazz from bands led by Jaimie Branch, Myra Melford, Jeff Parker, and Dan Weiss. » Psychedelic desert rock from Mdou Moctar, Haitian voodoo blues from Moonlight Benjamin, new adventures in electronic music with Caterina Barbieriand Sarah Davachi, Can’s legendary singer Damo Suzuki, plus exciting new sounds from the Egyptian underground from Maurice Loucaand Nadah El Shazly. There will be additional artists and performances announced in the coming weeks, along with information about the film and literary programs, talks and discussions, and other facets of the Big Ears experience. For more information and tickets, visit www. bigearsfestival.org. About Big Ears Festival The mission of the Big Ears Festival, a 501(c)(3) nonp-rofit organization, is to bring artists and audiences together to create and share transformative experiences. Described as “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by the Oxford American, Big Ears Festival has established itself as one of the most exciting and imaginative cultural gatherings in the world, bringing together a virtual who’s who of established and acclaimed iconoclasts, innovators, and influencers with younger artists who are synthesizing their own experiences into fresh, new creative work. Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Big Ears offers an unparalleled experience for adventurous artists and audiences alike. While primarily focused on music, Big Ears is also developing a strong independent/experimental film component while also presenting installations, exhibitions, and interactive experiences.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on November 1





Alliance is pleased to present new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 1-26. A reception will take place on Friday, November 1, from 4 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. November 1-3: 20th Master Woodworkers Show in the Main Gallery The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild presents the 20th Master Woodworkers Show, a biennial juried show highlighting the works of over 30 craftspeople and artists of East Tennessee and the Gustaf Rooth surrounding region. The show features many types of woodworking from traditional to whimsical, including fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, sculpture, and marquetry. “We have a great show for 2019,” said Scott DeWaard, show director. “It happens only every other year and for just three days. Our makers love to meet and chat with the public. If you admire fine, handmade furniture and want to know more about what sets it apart, then this is the show for you.” Among the participants in this year’s show are the following notable artisans: Curtis Buchanan (Jonesborough), Eric Cannizzaro (Gatlinburg), Jim Scarsella (Sevierville), Gustaf Rooth (Andersonville), Ron Clayton (Loudon), Scott DeWaard ( Walland), Tad Gloecker (Bogart, GA), Chris Hedges (Athens, OH), Brian Horais (Knoxville), Al Hudson (Knoxville), Lou Mansur (Knoxville), Jeffrey Neil (Gray), Sandy Pittard (Walland), Stephen Shankles (Maryville), Alf Sharp (Woodbury), Kirk Shufelt (Cullowhee, NC), Dennis Siemsen (Oak Ridge), Jerry Spady (Oak Ridge), and Ronald Young (Chattanooga). The show hours are November 1 from 4 to 9 pm, November 2 from 10 am to 5 pm, and November 3 from 11 am to 5 pm. November 6-26: Work by Recipients of Bailey Opportunity Grants in the Lower Gallery The Arts & Culture Alliance presents an exhibit of painting, photography, woodwork, forged metal, jewelry, sculpture, and more by the 14 visual artists who are recipients of an FY20 Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant. Artists in the exhibition include Eleanor Aldrich, Lynda Best, Jurgen Dopatka, Derrick Freeman, Shannon Johnson, Marty McConnaughey, John Phillips, Sarah Pollock,

S h a w n Po y n t e r, C h r i s R o h w e r, Nancy RowlandEngle, Derek White, Bryan Wilkerson, and Brandon Woods. A part of the Arts & Heritage Fund, the Bailey Opportunity Grants provide financial and techChris Rohwer nical support to individual artists and small, professionallyoriented arts, and culture organizations. The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists and organizations at any stage in their development. These 14 artists have utilized their collective $42,000+ for local, regional, and national workshops, studio time, technical equipment, and more. Tennessee Craft-East: Connections Through Craft in the Balcony Gallery and Display Case Connections Through Craft is a members showcase by artists working in a variety of media who have come together to highlight the mission of the statewide Te n n e s s e e C r a f t organization: To connect emerging and experienced makers, as well as the public with resources and opportunities to make their mark on Tennessee’s handmade legacy. The East chapter exhibition will feature both fine arts and crafts pieces, as well as a public mural piece created during the recent Art in the Valley festival at Ijams Nature Center. The mural aims to demonstrate how the community may be connected through craft. As the only networked community of its kind across the state, Tennessee Craft nurtures talent and creates artist connections through programs funded by donations and signature exhibition events; it has been Tennessee’s largest, most visible, and most respected craft artist organization since 1965. Tennessee Craft-East serves the 16 counties of Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union. Bruce Bunting: New Works in Paper on the North Wall In this exhibition, Bruce Bunting will display the wide range of papers he has made, from simple sheets to complex multi-step sheets, as well as examples of his art made with from these papers. Paper fibers include abaca, kozu, gampi, seisel, bamboo, cotton, and wood cellulose, and he also uses various vegetable related fibers from his garden. He uses dyes, inks, and pigments for color as appropriate.

Bruce Bunting

Bunting has attended papermaking classes and visited artist studios and paper mills, during which time he has met fine artists, makers of books and prints, those who sell finished paper sheets to others, and those collaborate with others to help them realize their art in paper. In this exhibition, he hopes to generate interest and discussions leading to future opportunities and collaborations. Currently he can sell paper from his inventory, make custom orders of paper, collaborate on paper related projects, or consult about paper making science and techniques.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Member Exhibition in the Atrium The Appalachian Arts Craft Center (AACC) Member Exhibition was developed to showcase local arts and crafts from members of the AACC crafting in the East Tennessee region. Traditional Appalachia arts and crafts will be featured in the member exhibition, including basket making, woodwork, quilting, weaving, pottery, mixed media, and more! The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is one of the oldest craft centers in Tennessee with more than 70 local juried artists. Their mission is to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. They are a non-profit arts center featuring a public gallery selling hand-crafted pieces by our local juried artists. Throughout the year, the center offers classes for adults and children. 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 Wednesday through Friday, November 27-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. November 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is Back at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center


AST WINTER the Great Smoky

Mountains Heritage Center unveiled their newest holiday tradition with the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit, and since that time, the members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club have been painstakingly busy in their workshops adding intricate details and design elements to the displays. “We have added so many great new things to discover and cannot wait for folks to see all that we have created!” said Allan Gartner, Club President. “Everyone, including our spouses, have been getting into the work.” “Getting to see the reactions on the children’s and parents’ faces last year made the all the work and planning well worth it,” said Logan Hull, Director of Special Events at the Heritage Center. “It was very special to see that response to all of our hard work! I loved seeing the curiosity that the young, and young at heart, showed last year, and we are excited to be partnering the Maryville Model Railroad Club again this year!” The members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club have volunteered hundreds of hours to create and operate these model trains for the enjoyment of all who see come and visit. Sharing their creativity and passion, the members of the MMRC have an eye for detail and can spend more than 90 hours on just one piece. The intricate detail that is required to get everything running smoothly is intense and time consuming, with some of the buildings having more than 1,600 pieces, but the members would not have it any other way. Several new additions for the 2019-2020 season have taken months to create, including the Little River Sawmill, which will be completed right before the exhibit opens to the public on Friday, November 8th. “Bringing the unique history of this region to



a new audience is really what we had in mind when we started the planning of this new exhibit,” said Hull. “The importance of the railroad in this area is so vital to the telling of the history of Townsend and the creation of the National Park. We hope to inspire a new generation of creators, artists, historians, and train enthusiasts.” New for 2019 is the Smoky Junction Train Discovery Zone for kids. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is offering the chance to be creative and enjoy family time with your kids in our brand-new, hands-on Train Discovery Zone. Bring out your junior engineers and conductors, as well as your own inner child, to create, design, and build your very own train landscape. The Heritage Center will supply the track, trains, and toys, and you supply the imagination. Complete with multiple building tables, lots of track, trains, and wooden building logs to create your very own miniature village, everyone in your family will be sure to bring out the curiosity and creativity in all generations. The Smoky Junction Train Discovery Zone is sponsored by Blount Partnership. “As a teaching museum, letting kids be kids and being hands-on is very important, and by offering the Train Discovery Zone, we hope that we can foster the love of trains and give families a place to play together and spend quality time with each other, especially during the holidays!” said Hull. The Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit and the kids’ Train Discovery Zone will be chugging along on Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from November 8 through January 5. Admission to the exhibit is included in museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors and children ages 6-18). It can also be purchased separately for only $4 for ages 6 and

Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit Hours of Operation: Friday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 12 – 5 pm November 8th – January 5th

Museum Hours of Operation through January 5th, 2020: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 12 – 5 pm

up. The experience is free to the members of the Heritage Center. Each day that the trains are running a knowledgeable member of the MMRC will be on-site to answer questions and to show how they operate the trains. Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Blount Partnership, East Tennessee Foundation, Richardson Construction, and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Handly. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, which opened in 2006, preserves, interprets, and shares the history and culture of the diverse peoples and Native Americans who have inhabited the Southern Appalachians, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and offers exhibitions and programs for educational and cultural enrichment. It is a registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit. Located on the “Quiet side of the Smokies” in Townsend, Blount County, the Heritage Center offers gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations, and festivals guide you on an historic journey through time to visit the diverse cultures of Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove. For more information, call the Heritage Center at 865-448-0044 or visit www.gsmheritagecenter.org.

Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit

“All aboard” for a new Holiday Tradition for the whole family and railroad enthusiasts.

* NEW FOR 2019!


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Opens November 8 At The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend Created by the Maryville Model Railroad Club

sponsored by Blount Partnership

• An operational HO scale exhibit depicting the trains that ran from Walland to Townsend to GSMNP when the Little River Railroad operated in the early 1900’s. • An operating garden scale model train(s) running through a variety of different landscapes and towns. • An operational O gauge model train(s) winding its way through an enchanting winter scene.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday starting Friday, November 8 through January 5, 2020 Friday, Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm ADMISSION: A boarding pass for

the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is included in the museum admission $8 adults / $6 children 6 years or older & seniors 60 years or older. A boarding pass for the Model Train Exhibit only is available for $4. GSM Heritage Center Members receive a Free boarding pass to the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit. Call 865-448-0044 for more information. The Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance in Townsend, Tennessee.

Sponsored by

Mr. & Mrs. Herb Handly





THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE November 1: UT Homecoming Parade in Circle Park at the University of Tennessee at 4 pm. November 1: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. November 2: Market Square Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16 & 23, from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, November 6, 13 & 20, from 11 am to 2 pm. November 2: UT Football vs. UAB at Neyland Stadium. November 3: Daylight saving time ends – turn clocks back one hour. November 3: KSO Chamber Orchestra at the Bijou Theatre at 2:30 pm. November 4: Mighty Musical Monday with Scruffy City Orchestra Brass Ensemble at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free! November 5 & 6: The Color Purple at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. November 7: Stars on Stage Gala featuring Emmylou Harris at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

November 10: Cleopatra at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. Free! November 11: Veterans Day Parade along Gay Street from 10:45 am to 12 pm. November 12: Bijou Imagination Series: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites at the Bijou Theatre at 10 am & 6:30 pm. November 13: WDVX Birthday at the Bijou at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. November 13-17: Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. November 13 and 14 at 7 pm, November 15 at 10:30 am & 7 pm, November 16 at 11 am, 3 & 7 pm, and November 17 at 1 & 5 pm.

November 24: Heather McMahan at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 27 – December 1: Fantasy of Trees at the Knoxville Convention Center.

November 15: Kip Moore at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 28: Thanksgiving Day.

November 16: Garth Brooks at ThompsonBoling Arena at 7 pm.

November 16: Lewis Black at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


November 23: Paul Belcher presents A Final Evening with the McKameys at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 6 pm.

November 15: Michael Carbonaro Live! at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

November 8-10: UT Opera Theatre presents Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at the Bijou Theatre. November 8 at 8 pm, November 9 at 2:30 & 8 pm, and November 10 at 2:30 pm.


November 22: Kathleen Madigan at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 14: Randy Houser at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

November 16: Goo Goo Dolls at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

November 9: Nick Offerman: All Rise at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

November 22: Christmas at Chilhowee and Capitol Christmas Tree at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center from 6 to 9 pm.

November 25: Countdown to Light the Park at Founders Park at Campbell Station in Farragut at 6:30 pm. Lights are on until 10 pm each night (except December 25) through January 1.

November 8: Ryan Bingham at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

November 9: Knoxville Brewers’ Jam at the Mary Costa Plaza from 2 to 6 pm.

November 21: Coming Home: An Evening of Music Benefitting Bridge Refugee Services at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

November 18: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. November 19: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 29: Regal Celebration of Lights in Krutch Park, Market Square, and Union Avenue from 6 to 9 pm. November 29: WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown at the Market Square Stage from 6:30 to 9 pm. November 29: Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice in Market Square. Open through January 5. November 29: Downtown Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt in downtown Knoxville. Through January 5. November 30: UT Football vs. Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium.

W ITH 100,000 LIGHTS

being installed just in the downtown core alone, city workers have already begun to hang strands of lights. There’s a lot of effort – a labor of love, really – that goes into making Christmas in the City a special season. The emotional payoff for City Public Service Department crews comes on Friday, November 29, when all those lights are switched on during the Regal Celebration of Lights on Market Square, in Krutch Park Extension, and Market Street. The Regal Celebration of Lights and the accompanying opening of the Market Square outdoor ice skating rink kick off a more than month-long series of art and music performances, public gatherings, and the annual WIVK Christmas Parade on December 6.

6:30 to 9 pm. Market Street will have local businesses doing crafts with children, stop by Home Depot’s Little Elves Workshop, make a card to be sent to our soldiers with American Red Cross “Cards for Heroes,” and don’t forget to stop by and see the miniature train set! Music starts at 5:30 pm, the lighting of the tree ceremony begins at 6 pm, and other activities will begin after. WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown: November 29 from 6:30 to 9 pm on the Market Square Stage Live music with AP Strings featuring three cellos playing holiday tunes, Circus Number Nine, which is a high-energy bluegrass/jam roots band, and Soulfinger, a Knoxville-based Rhythm ’n Blues band.

Christmas in the City Events This Season Christmas at Chilhowee Park: November 22 from 6 to 9 pm at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center Join us for a free event where we’ll light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. This year we are one of the “Whistle Stops” for the Capitol Christmas Tree and will be featured during Christmas at Chilhowee. Come see the 60-foot Christmas tree that will be traveling from New Mexico to the Capitol Building. During the event, we will also have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa, face painting, balloon animals, and The Muse Knoxville will have a special activity. Regal Celebration of Lights: November 29 from 6 to 9 pm in Market Square, Krutch Park Extension, and Market Street Join us for the lighting of our 42’ tree in Krutch Park Extension. Enjoy live music, train rides, pictures with Santa, face painting, and more. WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Ho Down will be on Bill Lyons Pavilion from Photos courtesy of the City of Knoxville

Knoxville’s Holiday on Ice: November 29 through January 5, 2020 in Market Square Whether with family, friends, or on a date, you’ll love skating in the heart of downtown Knoxville in Market Square! Join us at Holidays on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice mascot, Peppermint Panda! The rink will be open every day, weather permitting, except for Christmas Day. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger, which includes entry fee, skate rental, and unlimited time on the ice. Season passes are available for $50 for adults and $35 for children age 12 and younger. Visa, MasterCard and cash are accepted. For more information, including hours and rink closure due to weather, call 865-215-4423 or visit www.facebook.com/ knoxvillesholidaysonice.

Window Wonderland: November 29 through January 5, 2020 Downtown Knoxville will turn into a Peppermint Trail with windows of restaurants and merchants decorated with the peppermint theme. Merchants and restaurants will also have peppermint items for sale! WIVK Christmas Parade: December 6 at 7 pm along Gay Street Join us for everyone’s favorite parade! The parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street, and will disband at Gay Street and Magnolia. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters, and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and bring fun holiday spirit to all! To enter a float in the parade, you will need to fill out an application with WIVK.

Tour de Lights: December 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Jackson Avenue in The Old City More than 1,000 people participate in this fun, free 5-mile bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill, and Old North Knoxville. Many spectators watch along the route. Participants decorate their bikes themselves to try to win one of the coveted awards. New Year’s Eve on the Square: December 31 at 10 pm Bring in 2020 with your friends and family on Market Square. Music starts at 10 pm and the ball drop is at midnight. To keep up with the dozens of Christmas in the City concerts, movies, bike rides, community events, and other happenings, download the City of Knoxville’s Special Events app. Search for “Knoxville Events.” Events and updates can also be found at www.knoxvilletn.gov/christmas. November 2019 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Home Port Adventure



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The final frontier For the space geeks and sci-fi aficionados in the family, a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a must. Learn all about space exploration from the myriad exhibits, then take the “Behind the Gates” bus tour to see the launch sites. You can even eyeball the historic Space Shuttle Atlantis and dine with an actual astronaut. There are opportunities to attend a rocket launch at the space center for an additional cost, or you can check out the latest rocket launch schedule and catch a liftoff from a greater distance at a nearby beach or park. Fun for the grownups Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the adults. Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast boast excellent shopping, relaxing spas, spirited nightlife, top-notch golfing, and some of the best seafood dining anywhere. So when you’re thinking about cruising with the family, factor in the where and when of your home port embarkation. You can make the most out of your trip to Port Canaveral by visiting www.VisitSpaceCoast.com.

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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.

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

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