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Country Market............................................. 4 We Welcome You to Knoxville..................... 5
Mt. Michell Scenis Drive Provides Pictureque Road Trip................. 14 Beautiful Inside and Out................................ 17
Outdoor Experiences Made in Morristown ....................................................................... 8 September Happenings in Morristown.................................................... 9 40th Annual Mountain Makins’ Festival Kicks off Special Year................................ 10 Morristown First Farm to Table Dinner ........ Celebrates Opening.................................... 11
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KNOXVILLE, TN Country Market Sept. 19 & 20 Something for everyone is what you will find at Historic Ramsey House 51st Annual Country Market, Sat. Sept 19, 10am-5pm and Sun. Sept. 20, 11am4pm. The event will be held on the Ramsey House grounds at 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Arts, crafts, antiques, classic car cruise-in, Model T club, music, historic house tours ($5 per person), “Brats, Beer and Bar-B-Q” tent and more. Admission $5 per person, children 12 and under free, classic cars and driver free.
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We Welcome you to Knoxville, TN
By Tim Burchett, Knox County Mayor
here’s a difference between being lucky and being blessed. I’m blessed. God put me in Knox County and I love it here. Even as a kid, I never wanted to live anywhere else. Growing up in Knoxville’s West Hills neighborhood, I remember riding my bike through friendly neighborhoods, playing in freshly mown fields and catching crawdads in nearby streams. Then, West Hills was the city’s westernmost boundary. Today, the city’s a little bigger but the people are just as nice, you still don’t have to go far to find open fields and crawdad hunting is one of my daughter’s favorite things to do. The thing about Knoxville and Knox County is that even the casual visitor
“gets it” when they come here. Walk down Gay Street or through historic Market Square downtown and you’ll find restaurants and shops filled with friendly talk and smiling faces. Just a block off Gay Street is historic Blount Mansion--home of William Blount, our state’s first governor and one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution. Within 20 minute’s drive there are history and art museums, more than a half dozen other historic sites, world class mountain biking, hiking and walking trails, the state’s first and only birding park and our county’s highest peak, House Mountain. Whether you live here, are visiting friends or family or are just passing through, Knoxville has a way of making you feel like you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. Suddenly, when you notice the dogwoods in bloom or the distant contours of the Great Smoky Mountains on the horizon, you realize you, too, are blessed.
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Knoxville Events: September, 2015
Art Market Gallery: Recent works by Gary Dagnan and Larry Gabbard
August 31, 2015 — Sept 27, 2015 An opening reception for the featured artists will be held during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk beginning at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 4. There will be complimentary refreshments along with jazz performed by Kelvin Walters. Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts August 29, 2015 — Oct 31, 2015 Arrowmont invites the public to view Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, Surface Design Association’s 1st International Juried Members’ Exhibition in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery. The exhibit showcases 67 artists, spanning a wide range of textile media, subject matter and presentations. Selected artists are from the US, Canada, Hungary, Iceland, France, Germany, Norway and the UK. A reception will be held Thursday, October 8th from 5-8pm. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to attend with their friends and family.
Knoxville Museum of Art: The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation August 20, 2015 — Nov, 2015 The Knoxville Museum of Art presents The Paternal Suit: Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation. This unique and challenging exhibition questions where personal stories end and national history begins. Los Angeles artist F. Scott Hess explores this and other questions in this multimedia exploration of the artist’s paternal ancestry going back four centuries. Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org
Ewing Gallery: Something Old, Something New August 24, 2015 — Sept 25, 2015 The Ewing Gallery is excited to present a selection of works from our Permanent Collection. Come see some of the gems of our permanent collection, as well as recent acquisitions from the last 5 years. Join us Monday, August 24 from 4:30 - 7pm for an opening reception in the gallery. If you do not have a UT parking tag, please park across the street at Circle Park.
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MORRISTOWN, tn OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES MADE IN MORRISTOWN
here’s an energy that surrounds Morristown. A clean air, blue sky beckoning that sings across hiking, mountain biking and horseback-friendly trails and occurs naturally in the open waters and sprawling parks. A true destination of adventures, Morristown is an outdoor lover’s paradise welcoming one and all from the novice golfer to the avid fisherman. Resting in Tennessee’s northeast corner, this Hamblen County hub boasts recreation centers, tennis courts, baseball, softball and little league fields, football and soccer fields as well as 15 parks and playgrounds with picnic areas available year-round. Morristown is home to three professional disc golf courses thoughtfully laid out with a mix of open, wooded and hilly terrain for all skill levels. “The Big 3” courses have played host to the Tennessee State Disc Golf Championships, held the first weekend in June since 2013. Choose from numerous traditional golf courses. Two local courses – Millstone and the Morristown
Country Club – impress with topnotch facilities, professional golf instruction, junior camps and clinics. Neighboring Clinchview Golf Club in Bean Station is family-owned and cooler-friendly with gentle, rolling terrain. BMX fans revel in the race course at Frank Lorino Park, where berm turns, step downs and rhythm sections challenge riders during local and state level competitions. Enjoy lakeside camping, walking trails, playgrounds and a competition disc golf course at Cherokee Park. The 178-acre public
park delivers postcard-worthy lake and mountain vistas and features a popular concert venue and a newin-2015 Splash Pad. Explore spacious Panther Creek State Park where 17 stunning and varied hiking trails span more than 30 miles. Take in brilliant views of Cherokee Lake and the Cumberland Mountains, relish prime birding and fishing and set up camp enveloped by a pristine wilderness preserve. Hit the trail on two wheels or four legs and discover 15 miles of bike paths and seven miles of horseback riding routes. Or relax
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at Panther Creek’s pool, picnic areas and pavilions. Named for the Native American tribe that once resided here, nearby 30,300-acre Cherokee Lake is the perfect destination for beach lounging and swimming or seeking out that tucked-away fishing spot. A yearround boat launch ramp and 463 miles of shoreline ensure four seasons of memories on the water. Rent a pontoon and comb the secluded islands for that sublime campsite. To learn more about Morristown and Hamblen County visit www.visitmorristowntn. com.
SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS IN MORRISTOWN Sept. 5th
The Hispanic Outreach Leadership Association of the Lakeway Area HOLA Lakeway - invites everyone to the inaugural Morristown Latino Food Festival from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Rose Center’s Prater Hall. The Festival will feature food from various Latin American countries as well as games, music, and other surprises.
funeral where laughter, rather than sorrow rules the day. The fiercely independent and hilariously dysfunctional members of the Turpin family are honest to a fault, sometimes heart-warming, and are on a collision course for a funeral that no one will ever forget. Writer David Bottrell has guest-starred on “Mad Men”. “iCarly”, “Castle”, “Bones” and many more award-winning shows, and Jessie Jones’ writing career includes a prolific collection of Southern comedies written with her partners Hope and Wooten, with over 3,500 productions and 20,000 performances nationwide. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Call 423-586-9260 for tickets or additional information.
Sept. 19th Encore Theatrical Company presents the regional premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Walters State Community College. Get ready to laugh out loud with one of the funniest show on Broadway this decade! This uproarious knockabout comedy is set in swinging 1963 London as one man tries to serve, and hoodwink, two employers at the same time. Show times are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.etcplays.org or by calling 423-318-8331.
Crossroads Downtown Partnership is presenting a Farm to Table Dinner to celebrate the opening of the new Farmers Market pavilion from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. (more details available elsewhere in this publication).
Java Jive. This popular Rose Center cabaret series welcomes Robin Carpenter for an intimate evening of entertainment. The concert will be held in the renovated Edith Davis Gallery. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help support the Center’s programs. Doors open at 7:15 PM with the concert beginning at 8 PM. Dessert and coffee will be served, and you’re welcome to bring your favorite adult beverage. Come early as seating is very limited.
The Morristown Theatre Guild will present the hit comedy Dearly Departed at Rose Center’s Prater Hall. Penned by award-winning authors David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, the show gives audiences an inside look at a family’s unfortunate
The Morristown Art Association hosts the 9th annual Arts in the Park from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Enjoy over 30+ artists from around the Lakeway area showcasing their talents. This year’s special guest artist will be Aurora Harrison Bull. Activities include an art show and sale, demonstrations, children’s art activities as well as performances from the Morristown Theatre Guild and the Rose Center YouthWorks improv group and the drama club. Entertainment on the Music Patio will be provided William
Lovelace (10 AM), Uwe Romeike (11:15 AM), Holler Honeys (12:30 PM), Jeremy Fritts (1:45 PM), and Tommy White (3 PM). Performing in the Music Amphitheatre will be the Classical Strings Orchestra (10 AM), Intense Lettuce with Andrew LaPrise (11 AM), Y’uns Jug Band (1 PM), and Old City Buskers (3 PM). Door prizes and multiple food vendors will be available. Parking is limited and shuttle service is available from Rose Center. For additional information visit www.morristownart.org or call 423-312-8325.
Adventure Ranch, the “much more than a corn-maze”, ultimate fall family fun-park opens for the 2015 season. Featuring a professionally designed and GPS-cut corn maze, two gigantic jumping pillows, gem mining/fossil dig, pumpkin patch, fire-truck display, pony rides, petting zoo and countless other activities for all ages. Open Sat. (12-5 PM) and Sun. (1-5 PM), Sept. 19Nov. 1. Visit www.adventureranch.com or call 865-282-3516 for pricing and ticket information.
The 3rd Annual Morristown Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off will be held at Fred Miller Park from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This event is a fun community fundraising event for the Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition. The event will feature great chili creations by competitors from all over East Tennessee. There will be antique and craft vendors, live music, a gem mine, inflatables for the kids, a chili-eating contest, and an exhibit from the Tennessee National Guard. Additionally, all of the downtown Morristown merchants will all be open for a great shopping experience. A $5 donation will get you a taster’s wristband to sample all the entries. For more information, call 423-748-7494.
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40th Annual Mountain Makins Festival Kicks Off a Special Year
ose Center, an 1892 school building, now a cultural arts center in Morristown, is kicking off its 40th year with the 40th annual Mountain Makins Festival. This year’s event, a delightful combination of crafts, food, music, dancing and fun, will be celebrated at Rose Center Saturday, October 24 from 10 – 5 and Sunday, October 25 from 11 – 5.
The festival was started as a way to raise funds to save and restore the building, which operated as a school until 1975. The event has grown each year, and all proceeds still support Rose Center’s many programs. The organization houses new art exhibits each month (free), hosts monthly Java Jive concerts (also free), and offers classes in painting, drawing, yoga, tai chi, cake decorating, music, jewelry making, dance and more. “We have a lot to celebrate this year, and this will be an extra special festival to kick off a whole year of exciting events,” says Beccy Hamm, festival director. An exhibit featuring artifacts from the early years of the festival will be on display in the Hal Noe Gallery beginning in September.
During the festival artisans will exhibit throughout the historic building and on the surrounding grounds. Visitors to the family-friendly event also live demonstrations of traditional folk life skills, live music, storytelling, dancers, authors, children’s activities, and good food.
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Look in the October issue of Mountain Escapes for more details. Rose Center is located at 442 W. Second North Street in Morristown. More information about Rose Center activities, including the festival, is available at 423-581-4330, www. RoseCenter.org.
Morristownâ€™s First Farm to Table Dinner celebrates opening
Dinner prepared by chefs from Java Garden Cafe, Jersey Girl Diner, Timeless Elegance Tea Room, and Yummy Cakes and More
Music by the Pea Pickin Hearts
Morristownâ€™s First Farm to Table Dinner celebrates the opening of its brand new pavilion located at the corner of West Morris Boulevard and S. Henry Street. The menu is scrumptious and is prepared by a culinary team from local restaurants on Main Street and all the food is from local farmers. The Menu is Roasted Corn and Fresh Tomato Salsa served with Pita Chips, Sage and Candied Onion Meatloaf Peperonata, Herb Buttered Green Beans, Stuffed Red Potatoes, Fresh Fruit Salad, and Chocolate Carrot / Zucchini Cupcakes. Music is provided by the Pea Pickin Hearts. This duet musical team hails from Gatlinburg but has the heart of all in the Appalachian region. This dinner is a Sunday dinner with all the fixins. Tickets can be purchased from the restaurants listed above or you can go online to www.CrossroadsPartnership.com.
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hot springs, NC Earn your brew. What a perfect fall weekend it will be to enjoy the outdoors and all Hot Springs has to offer.
15+ breweries will be onsite and festivalgoers will receive a commemorative souvenir glass for sampling from noon to 10 pm on Sat. Sept 26.
BREW • Asheville Brewing • New Belgium • One World Brewing • Pisgah Brewing • Catawba, Highland • Oskar Blues • Foothills • Sierra Nevada • R.J. Rockers • Natty Greene’s, Lagunitas • Sweetwater • French Broad Brewing • Holy City Brewing • Widmer Brothers • Shock Top • Abita— and don’t forget about the FBBF Homebrew Invitational organized by “The Godfather”!
The David Mayfield Parade The Legendary Singing Stars Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work Grasshoppa Wick-it the Instigator
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WELCOME TO THE 5th ANNUAL FRENCH BROAD BREW FESTIVAL! Beer sampling through-out the day and evening, a 5oz. commemorative souvenir sampling glass, a T-shirt are included in the $75 ticket price.
he 5th Annual French Broad Fall Brew Fest will be held Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 at the beautiful Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, North Carolina, located on the banks of the French Broad at its intersection with the Appalachian Trail. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday with festivities starting at Noon and running until 10:00 p.m. On Sunday, plan to be there by 10:00 a.m. A celebration of fine craft brews from nearly 20 local and Regional breweries includes Asheville Brewing, New Belgium, One World Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Catawba, Highland, Oskar Blues, Foothills, Sierra Nevada, R.J. Rockers, Natty Greene's, Lagunitas, Sweetwater, French Broad Brewing, Holy City Brewing, Widmer Brothers, Shock Top, Abita. Rip-roaring and soul searching entertainment highlighting The
Honeycutters, Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work, The David Mayfield Parade, The ELgendary Singing Stars. Wick-it The Instigator, and Grasshoppa will be available both days. You can dine out at one of Hot Springs restaurants or enjoy the many food vendors that will be on site. No worries about driving, because camping is included in the ticket price with private campsites, RV sites and cabins available on the festival grounds. Lodging is also available within walking distance at one of the hotels or B&B’s in town. In addition to the festivities, festival-goers can also enjoy the 100 acre Resort & Spa’s modern Jacuzzi style hot tubs, positioned outside along the river and supplied with a continuous flow of Natural Hot Mineral Water and a staff of massage therapists on hand to compliment your soaks. If you’d like to reserve a soak in the mineral springs or a stay in the campground in advance of the festival or to reserve your spot, go to www. nchotsprings.com or call 828-6227676. You must be 21 years of age to attend this event. To buy tickets on-line or for more information go to www. FrenchBroadBrewFest.com or call 828-230-4054
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A Year Round Town – Come Visit You Will Be Amazed!
Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive Provides a Picturesque Road Trip
ne of the newest additions to the North Carolina Scenic Byways program begins on the highest peak east of the Mississippi and traverses a national forest, state park, and National Park Service land. The Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive, packed with vistas, roams 52 miles among the bucolic peaks and valleys of Yancey and Madison counties. “It’s a beautiful corridor for a number of reasons,” said Jeff Lackey, manager of scenic byways for the NCDOT. “It has scenic quality, and also a tremendous amount of cultural and historical aspects, which is rare
in a byway experience.” After an opening five-mile stretch of N.C. Highway 128 in Mount Mitchell State Park, the route heads east on the Blue Ridge Parkway for nearly a dozen miles. From the parkway, it dives onto N.C. 80 for a 13.4-mile descent into the Toe River Valley. The Toe River Valley is the cultural heart of the Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive. It’s an area full of artist studios and quilt trails. Some of the best-known glass blowers on the East Coast are located in the Celo community, just off N.C. 80. “When you go around every curve, you’ll find something new and interesting,” said Wanda Proffitt of Burnsville, a local DOT board member and an early advocate of the route. “It is one of the most scenic routes that you will find in Western North Carolina.”
The N.C. 80 portion of the drive concludes in Micaville. From there, the byway runs four miles westward into Burnsville, via U.S. 19E. The route passes Town Square – a one-acre green space – and continues down the Main Street of Burnsville, a Norman Rockwell kind of place with plenty of shops and restaurants. The byway’s final leg goes nearly 17 miles westward along U.S. 19 to Madison County, where it intersects with Interstate 26. All told, the Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive takes 1.5 hours to drive. It crests the Eastern Continental Divide, bisects the Pisgah National Forest and passes 46 WNC Quilt
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Trails blocks. “You see a variety of the Appalachian lifestyle,” Lackey said. “The natural setting of Mount Mitchell, but also the quilt trails, and then you have the local small town setting of Burnsville. You get a mix of different qualities that is unique for a scenic byway.” For more info on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Drive, call the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce at (828) 682-7413.
Enjoy a fabulous New York style lunch or dinner at an affordable price! Lunch: 11am-1pm (Mon-Sat) Dinner: 5pm - 8pm (Thurs- Sat) At the Garden Deli, we use only the highest quality deli meats, sliced thin and piled high. Our year-round indoor dining area features a ﬁreplace, handmade lanterns, and natural wood walls. Spring, summer and fall you may also dine outside on our shady decks surrounded by lush vegetation View our menu: and ﬂowers and views of the Town Square. www.garden-deli.com
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CAROLINA MOUNTAINS LITERARY FESTIVAL The 10th annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will be held in Burnsville, NC, September 10, 11 & 12, 2015. With more than 25 authors attending, there will be many free readings and discussions and a free film on Thursday night. However, in this celebratory year, there are several events that require pre-registration. To see the preliminary schedule and complete list of authors, visit the website at www.cmlitfest.org.
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Albert’s Lodge Sponsored by the Yancey History Association
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s a young teen I remember my mother telling me that true beauty was being beautiful on the inside. I did not take complements well, so when I was told I was beautiful, I probably had some kind of funny look of disbelief on my face. Being beautiful on the inside meant I was honest, kind, helpful, and responsible. I wanted to be beautiful inside and secretly wanted to be beautiful outside too. Ten years ago, I went to the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference which was attended by around 300 women of all ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. Every woman there smiled at me when our eyes met and I was overwhelmed with the realization that we are all beautiful. Women are beautiful, especially when they smile. Research has shown that smiling has positive effects on our brain chemistry, mood, and ability to recover from stress. When we smile at others it affects them in a positive way also. One study showed that people who received smiles were more likely to be helpful to others. I love to go places where people are happy and smiling, it just feels good. Recently, I went to a local joy-filled gathering in Celo which included live music and delicious food. Little did I know that I would be transformed into a fashionista. A lovely girl named Bella offered the Henna
tattoos, which I have always wanted to try. I had a nice conversation with her while I browsed through the book of designs. I decided on a tribute to Erzuhlie, the Haitian Goddess of Love, which was a fanciful heart shape design with embellishments . After the henna dried, I walked over to a little table that was set up by two young girls. It had a gypsy-like feel about it, with bottles of nail polish and a sign listing all the things you could buy for a few coins. At the bottom of the sign was written “Ask about our Exclusive Items”, so of course I was asking. From under the table came a parade of Exclusive Items including homemade baby rattles, a roll of party streamer, and the item I settled on…a loop of fancy lace for 50 cents. Then I got my nails painted with glow in the dark glitter polish for 50 cents. That was absolutely the best dollar I have spent in my life. That night filled me with joy and I smile every time I see the henna on my wrist and my polish glows in the dark – still. At Burnsville Health and Nutriton we have all kinds of supplements to support beauty like collagen and biotin or skin care products with retinol, Vitamin C, or hyaluronic acid but more importantly, you can come by anytime and Melanie and I will smile at you.
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Yancey County / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce September Calendar of Events
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival “Our Earth …Our Time… Our Space”
6th Annual Women’s Club of Burnsville Luncheon & Fashion Show
Old Timey Fall Festival www.oldtimeyfallfestival.com
Music in the Mountains Folk Festival – Town Center
HORN IN THE WEST
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Helping Hands “Fun Flea Sale”
Sept. 19 – Oct. 3
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An Uncommon Experience The Village Inns of Blowing Rock are Hillwinds Inn, Ridgeway Inn and The Village Inns, three stylish accommodations conveniently located just steps from the shops and restaurants of Blowing Rock.
The Sculptor’s Voice
August 15 – November 14, 2015 Visitors to the exhibit will experience different approaches to sculpture as a medium, explored and interpreted by artists across the southeast. Exhibiting artist include John Acorn, Rick Beck, Tinka Jordy, Hanna Jubran, and Corrina Sephora Mensoff.
Each of the three inns offers a complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon reception. Accommodations include deluxe rooms, suites and cottages. Pet friendly rooms available. www.TheVillageInnsOfBlowingRock.com
Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection
The Hillwinds Inn: 828.295.7660 The Village Inn: 828.295.3380 The Ridgeway Inn: 828.295.7321
August 8 – November 2, 2015 The Johnson Collection’s debut publication, Romantic Spirits, examines the core concepts of the romantic movement as it unfolded in fine art of the American South and, in particular, as borne out in these works in the collection’s holdings of seminal nineteenth century paintings.
The Picture Man: Photographs by Paul Buchanan
August 4 – November 25, 2015 Buchanan, better known as “Paul, the picture man,” took photographs in order to make a living. The 49 photographs on display were taken throughout his career as a photographer, between 1921 and 1951, and show the faces, stories, and personalities of people living in the mountains. Buchanan recorded the people of this place and this time, the way they wanted to be seen. A photo catalogue, edited by Ann Hawthorne and Bruce Morton, accompanies the exhibition. Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Chestnut St • Blowing Rock, NC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 Outdoor Event
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434 Rock Road Blowing Rock, N.C. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Entertainers 12:00 p.m. to Sunset Presented by The Blowing Rock
ENTERTAINERS: The Harris Brothers & Their Very Greasy Friends (Big Band) Lacy Green The Moore Brothers Band Steve Davidowski & Xenobilly Shelby Rae Moore Mitch Clark & Masten Cloer The Buck Haggard Band The Nautical Wheelers Carolina Ray and Cecil Palmer Johnny Green Charlie Carpenter
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 15TH Day of: $40 VIP tents available
Advance: $30 Advance reserved seating: $40 Children under 12 years old: $10 Lawn chairs and coolers welcome Overnight packages available
TICKETS ON SALE AT: The Blowing Rock Attraction Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
SPONSORS: Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn Canyons Restaurant Woodlands Barbecue Green Park Inn Shorepark LLC The Blowing Rock Market Meadowbrook Inn Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock The Town Tavern of Blowing Rock Tweetsie Railroad The New Public House & Hotel
A North Carolina Tradition. Iconic Views and Unique Gift Shop theblowingrock.com • 828-295-7111 • 432 Rock Road • Blowing Rock
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Summer is ending, Fall’s trending, Dress up for Fall. and the Holidays will be here before you know it! More Fun per Mile We have what you need for Now and Then. H ave you ever wished there was a bike that let you ride for hours in any terrain – flat or hilly, without feeling like you just ran a marathon? Well, there is – the next generation of e-bikes has arrived on the scene and they’re creating a paradigm shift in the cycling world. E-bike, or electronic assist bike is the name given the new battery operated, computer controlled bicycles of the future that are starting to show up in cities and rural areas today. Basically, it is a regular bike incorporating a sophisticated computer controlled electric motor built into the cranks or the rear hub, and powered by a high efficiency lithium-ion battery pack. Unlike the motorized bikes of the past that were essentially throttled motors, e-bikes have pedal sensors that
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monitor when you pedal and provide a 20% up to 80% assist for your effort – you pedal and the computer controller senses it and gives you a boost. Using the latest the technology in battery power and state of the art electric motors, e-bikes give you speeds up to 25 miles per hour and a range up to 40 miles allowing you to go farther with less stress and fatigue and, the best part – more fun per mile. No longer is it a requirement to train for weeks or months to do that 50 mile ride with your cycling buddies – e-bikes let you stay right up with them for the distance. Because they are an “assist” bike, you do have to make some effort so there is still some exercise involved on your part. You will still get a workout but not the “drop dead” feeling you get from riding too much or too far without any previous training.
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BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES 1 qt Buckwheat flour 4 T yeast 1 tsp salt 1 handful Indian meal 2 T molasses warm water - enough to make a thin batter In the evening, mix all ingredients and beat very well. Place mixture in an earthen crock and set to rise in a warm place. If the batter is in the least bit sour in the morning, stir in a very little soda, dissolved in hot water. Leave some in the bottom each morning— a cupful or so — to serve as a sponge for the next night. Instead of getting fresh yeast. In cold weather, this place can be successfully pursued for a week or ten days without setting a new supply. Of course, you must add the usual quantity of flour, etc. every night and beat well. Do not make your cakes too small. Buckwheats should be of generous size. Special note: In 1963, Martha Willingham, one of Andrew Johnson’s great granddaughters wrote a letter pertaining to a favorite recipe of his. She said she had lived with her grandmother, Martha Johnson Patterson, in the Johnson home until age fourteen. She had seen the recipe mixed by the cook in the basement kitchen and in the evening in cold weather, taken to her grandmother;s bedroom, on the first floor and placed to one side of the open fire — the crock covered with a white cloth. The fire was kept burning all night due to her grandmother’s infirmities, but in spite of them, she got up several times during the night to turn the crock so it would rise properly. Note: Martha Willingham also wrote “this was the only recipe I could state positively that she had said was a favorite of her father’s and that she (Martha Johnson Patterson) had taught the White House cooks to make it her way for him”
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The 9th Dandridge
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 Dandridge, Tennessee
at the Maxwell House Home décor • Make up bags • Linen kitchen towels.
Proudly presented by the Dandridge Community Trust —A Main Street Community—
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Monday - Saturday 10 - 5 139 E Main Street - Dandridge, TN 865-548-9800
Music. Dance. Food. Memories. FREE ADMISSION—DONATIONS WELCOME.
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MUSIC ON THE TOWN IN DANDRIDGE 7 week concert series, every Thursday night beginning September 3, 2015 to October **
September concerts at Dandridge Town Hall October concerts at Field of Dreams Activity Center Our historic B&B will be surrounded by all the festivities and fun during the Scots-Irish Festival, September 26th.
136 E Main St., Dandridge, TN 37725
(865) 397- 2345
Join us for corn beef and cabbage during this memorable event!
Looking your best makes you feel better
TIME: 7:00 PM Meeting & Gay Street Dandridge, TN
VONORE, tn Cherokee Fall Festival
September 12 & 13, 2015 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
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Living History Demonstrations Native American Dancing, Storytelling & Flute Playing Native American Arts & Crafts Vendors Native American Food & Drink Cherokee Historical Association Civil War Battle Re-enactment & Encampment Civil War Fashion Show & Ladies Tea (Saturday) Adult & Kid’s Blow Gun Competition Cherokee Cooking Demonstration with Johnny Sue Myers Bill Landry Book Signing, Sunday 12-3 p.m.
SEQUOYAH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM • 576 Highway 360 Vonore Cherokee Fall Festival Info: 423-884-6246
Cost $5 each, 12 & under Free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Check website for more information: www.SequoyahMuseum.org
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Simply Health: September is National Organic Harvest Month
OAK RIDGE, TN Oak Ridge, TN
You Will Enjoy Beautiful Scenery Featured in the Movie, October Sky
The Secret City Excursion Train turns back the clock to yester year and the heyday of passenger railroading in the 1940’s era air conditioned coach and 1924 Pullman dining car by a 1950’s Vintage Alco diesel locomotive.
The excursion train leaves at:
Southern Appalachia Railroad Museum has numerous trains throughout the year for you and your family. From Mystery Dinners, Chartered Events to Special Dinners & Holiday Rides through out the year. Every weekend in October.
Sat: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM • Sun: 1PM & 3PM
Secret City Railroad 865-241-2140 - Daily: 9 to 9 2010 Highway 58 • Oak Ridge, TN
Bristol, Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sale!
FALL HATS Arriving Daily
Blakely-Mitchell Men’s Clothing
5717 State Street • Bristol, VA 24201 • 276-669-0116 240 Broad Street • Kingsport, TN • 423-245-8351 37660
By Jennifer Raichlin, Associate Raw Culinary Chef/Chef Instructor, Certified Wellness Coach & Personal Fitness Chef September is National Organic Harvest Month! Here at Healing Meals Café in Bristol, we celebrate organics everyday with our whole, fresh, locally grown food. But we realize that for the average person incorporating organics into the daily routine can be a challenge and sometimes even a little overwhelming. So we thought we would share some critical information on how, when and where to obtain the most “clean food”. First and foremost all produce is not created equally and not all needs to be purchased organically. Over the years as a Wellness Coach I have seen a lot of literature about organics and all research shows that we don’t have to break the bank to eat clean. I always refer to the “Clean Fifteen” and the “Dirty Dozen” when deciding what to buy organically, because there are many items that are very clean even when they are grown conventionally (meaning, not organic). Those items fall into the “Clean Fifteen”. I was surprised that items like pineapple and avocado are very clean, meaning that very little chemicals are needed when growing them. So then why spend the extra money to buy them organic? On the flip side, things like berries, apples and peaches always fall in the “Dirty
Dozen” category, which means if they are grown conventionally, they are highly toxic because they are typically sprayed with lots of chemicals to get them to you so perfect and pretty. That is why if you buy them organic they are quite a bit more expensive, because getting that organic berry to grow, survive, and then getting it to market is a lot more challenging for the grower. But the clean product, full of more nutrition and flavor is worth the price. So how is a person to know what to buy organic or conventional? Visit a website handled by the Environmental Working Group at www.ewg.org. Each year they study the vast array of produce available and publish an updated list of the “Clean Fifteen” and the “Dirty Dozen”, which can help you when you shop for produce. Additionally, also know that many of our local farmers may use organic practices on their farms but may not have gone through all the “red tape” and fees required to be “certified” organic. So when shopping at farmer’s markets or produce markets where you can actually talk to the grower, the items you purchase may be as clean as certified organic, but not labeled as such. So this September, Celebrate National Organic Harvest Month, and stock your home with healthy, nutritious, “clean” food…your body and your taste buds will thank you!
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STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES
DR. DOG • JOSH RITTER & THE ROYAL CITY BAND • DELBERT MCCLINTON HOT RIZE FT. RED KNUCKLES & THE TRAILBLAZERS • RUSTED ROOT MOON TAXI • JOHN ANDERSON • MIKE FARRIS & THE ROSELAND RHYTHM REVUE
THE DISTRICTS • RAY WYLIE HUBBARD • THE BLACK LILLIES • SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION • GIBSON BROTHERS THE STEELDRIVERS • DALE WATSON • KOPECKY • STRAND OF OAKS • DELLA MAE • FOLK SOUL REVIVAL WILLIE SUGARCAPPS • BALSAM RANGE • STEVE GUNN • LINDI ORTEGA • JAREKUS SINGLETON • SAMANTHA FISH • LONESOME RIVER BAND DOM FLEMONS • THE WHISKEY GENTRY • DUST BOWL REVIVAL • TAUK • QUIET LIFE • THE SUFFERS • GOODNIGHT, TEXAS • KRIPPLEKRUNK MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER • WAYNE HANCOCK • LERA LYNN • DANIEL ROMANO • BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN • & MANY MORE * All artists and schedules are subject to change without notice.
9/11: 14 Years Later
By Vesta M. Anderson Defining moments change the course of history. The remnants of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are deeply embedded in America’s new way of life, becoming like gravel and nails cooked inside what was once good ol’ fashioned American pie. The total number of victims— including more than 400 law enforcement officers and fire and emergency medical services personnel— killed in the terrorist attacks is reported to be just under 3,000. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control reported as many as 65,000 had become sick from Ground Zero exposure. One year later, the New York Post reported that approximately 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders had been diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer. These numbers are growing as new cases emerge. Fear encroached as many came to realize that America was not indestructible and that its citizens share their soil with terrorists. The veil had been pulled, and the world would never be looked at the same.
Americans became united against a common enemy: terrorism. Patriotism pumped through every American vein. Parents watched as their children entered into military service while current military members were “re-upping” for another enlistment. These military members would be the next heroes in line in the wake of 9/11. According to Georgetown University historian Bruce Hoffman, the war on terrorism has no clear beginning nor end, no boundaries, and multiple enemies. Indisputably, the fight continues 14 years later, and many of the brave servicemen and women are returning from deployment with devastating injuries. With advancements in battlefield medicine and technology, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving combat injuries that would have previously been fatal. To date, more than 52,000 service members have been physically wounded in the current conflicts and it is estimated that as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war,
including combat stress, traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) 2014 Annual Alumni Survey—nearly two-thirds of Alumni (65.2%) had a military experience so frightening, horrible, or upsetting that they had not been able to escape from memories or the effects of it. In a separate study conducted by The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, 62 percent of the Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans surveyed revealed that they think about their deployment at least once a week or more. Still many say they would do it all over again. According to The Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 87 percent of the same veterans polled revealed that they were proud of their service— specifically, their deployment—and 89 percent said they would do it all over again. We will never forget. If history teaches us anything, it is that change is inevitable. The world we live in today is very different
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than before 9/11, as are the needs of injured veterans. While support and services have progressed from previous generations, gaps in care still exist between what is currently available to these warriors, their caregivers, and families, and what they will need over a lifetime. Recently, WWP committed $100 million to its Warrior Care Network™, a new and innovative initiative that partners WWP with some of the best academic medical centers in the nation and ensures that injured veterans receive the best mental health care at no cost, and over $65 million to cover both immediate and long-term care needs of 400 of this generation’s most seriously injured veterans, who without this funding are most at risk for institutionalization. Through its 20 programs and services, WWP offers a comprehensive approach to help injured veterans by assisting in physical rehabilitation, aiding in their mental and emotional recovery, assisting them to achieve their educational and employment goals, and helping them maintain their independence and stay connected with their families, their communities, and each other. These services are all offered free of charge to the warriors, caregivers, and families WWP serves. The organization believes that the brave service men and women deserve no less having already paid their dues on the battlefield. About Wounded Warrior Project The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information on WWP and its free programs and services, visit woundedwarriorproject. org or call the Resource Center at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586), MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Too Many Chemicals in our Homes
Using masking agents and air fresheners just makes things worse and kicks their allergic responses into high gear. My friend Alice just got a new housemate. She loves that puppy but isn’t crazy about the puppy odors. Puppy odors are just one of the many everyday odors that can enter our lives each day. Odors from pets, shoes, cars, bathrooms, and even chemical fumes from new paint, new furniture, gasoline, solvents, cigarette smoke assault our civilized sense of smell at home, in the shop, at work, and even on vacation. Have you ever entered a “clean” hotel room that still has residual odors? These can all be a real nuisance. In the past we might have used an air freshener or air “sanitizer” to mask odors until they eventually went away. However, chemically sensitive people, like Alice,
suffer from the same nuisance odors that we all deal with but they cannot use chemical fragrances to mask odor problems. Often they cannot even stay in the same room with someone who is wearing perfume. Using masking agents and air fresheners just makes things worse and kicks their allergic responses into high gear. Air fresheners contain many toxic or hazardous chemicals that make the odor “cure” worse than the original odor problem. These unhealthy chemicals can create an unhealthy environment for both people and pets. And, now, even those of us without chemical sensitivities are realizing that adding chemicals to our homes and offices is not a solution we can live with. We are all becoming smarter about what products we are using to clean and purify our homes and offices. Alice decided to use PureAyre® Odor
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Eliminator to rid her home of pet odors. Pureayre gets rid of odors and purifies the air without adding toxic chemicals to the air. PureAyre is made of just food grade safe ingredients including a natural enzyme that breaks apart odor compounds leaving just pure air. It is safe for both people with chemical sensitivities and pets. You can find out more about how to safely get rid of the odors in our lives at www.PureAyre.com.
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NCâ€™s Only Show Cavern For centuries, the marvels of Linville Caverns were unknown to man. In the early 1800â€™s a fishing expedition headed by Henry E. Colton, of eastern NC, were astounded to see fish swimming in and out of what appeared to be rather solid rock. A small opening in the mountainous terrain allowed them to enter the subterranean recess that is still home to native trout in an underground stream.
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Frances Mayes speaks in Abingdon
“A Little Bit of Tuscany: Visiting with Frances Mayes will take place on Sunday, September 13, at 5 p.m., at the Virginia Ballroom, 300 Senior Drive, in Abingdon, Virginia. Hosted by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library, the event features a selection of heavy hors
d’oeuvres, desserts and a tasting of wines from Mayes’s Tuscan Sun Wines. This is followed by a talk by Mayes, as well as book sales and signings. Mayes, a graduate of Randolph - Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the University of Florida, is the international bestselling author of a trilogy of memoirs about moving to Tuscany and restoring an old villa, Bramasole. The first volume, “Under the Tuscan Sun,” remained on the New York Times bestseller list for two and a half years and was made into a film starring Diane Lane. The other memoirs are “Bella Tuscany” and “Every Day in Tuscany.” She has published two phototexts, “In Tuscany,” a collaborative photo-textbook with her husband, the poet Edward Mayes and
photographer Bob Krist, and “Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy”, another collaborative book with Edward Mayes and photographer Steven Rothfeld. Recently, Mayes and her husband published “The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from My Italian Kitchen,” a collection of their favorite Tuscan recipes, which is on the New York Times best-seller list. Food for this event will be provided by Abingdon restaurants Ludovina’s, Rain, The Tavern, Figaredo’s, 128 Pecan, Babycakes and Anthony’s Desserts. Tickets for the
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event are $40 and can be purchased at the Washington County Public Library or at its branches. To purchase by mail, send checks to the Friends of the Washington County Public Library, Attn: Dianne Lester, 205 Oak Hill St., Abingdon, VA, 24210 or pay by credit card by calling Lester at 276-6766283. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $50.
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