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Greetings!

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WELCOME TO THE APRIL ISSUE OF WEST KNOXVILLE LIFESTYLE. Just as we are transitioning from winter to spring, we at WKL are also having a transition. Our founding publisher, Tom Hickman, has had to step away to deal with some family medical issues. Our thoughts are with Tom and his family, and we wish him the best. My name is Scott Hamstead, and I will be taking over as the publisher. I am a native Knoxvillian with a background in media experience. Like the flowers of spring, the team here looks to build upon our foundation and continue to grow West Knoxville Lifestyle into the publication we all want it to be. This month, we bring you an issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22, and we encourage you to get out and enjoy the beautiful area we call home. We hope the stories in these pages will invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community. When you do your “spring cleaning” and donate items, do you know what happens to them? In one of our features this month, we decided to "Follow the Donation" and find out what happens.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

Also, in "The Art of Recycling," we learn how students in one of UT’s sculpture classes

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

embrace the spirit of recycling and up-cycling and create art out of scrap. In addition,

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

we include "Living the Sweet Life," "Staying Fit over 40" and more! When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to pass it on or recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines.

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 10 Stay Fit Over 40 Four Tips for Making Your Health a Priority

12 Living the Sweet Life Local Bakery Specializes in AllergenFree Treats

18 Follow the Donation From Spring Cleaning to Meeting the Needs of Others

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24 The Art of Recycling Art Students Create Sculptures from Salvage

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Hot Spot

24 Artist’s Palette 31

Realty Report

32 DIY 34 Lifestyle Calendar


AROUND TOWN

2019 DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL

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The 58th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be

supplies and safety products. The Knoxville

held April 26-28 in the heart of downtown Knoxville,

facility, located off Hardin Valley Road, is the

Tennessee. This spring celebration features a fine

largest manufacturing and distribution site for the

art market, live music, artist demonstrations and

Tranzonic Companies.

hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculptures. This long-standing tradition is supported by strong corporate, municipal and media partners that ensure an estimated attendance of 40,000 to 50,000 people over the three-day weekend each year.  More than 90 artists will be selected by jury to participate! The Dogwood Arts staff, festival committee and community volunteers are committed to ensuring the quality and diversity of artwork showcased at the festival while providing participating artists an ideal setting to engage with potential patrons. The festival is held in Market Square April 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., April 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. DogwoodArts.com 

THE TRUST COMPANY ADDS MIRANDA CARR AS WEALTH STRATEGIST Based in Knoxville, the Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered bank with more than $3.5 billion under management. The company offers wealth management, corporate retirement and personal trust services. “Miranda is a strategic addition to our team and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our company,” said Sharon J. Pryse, founder and CEO. “She will lead our investment committee and provide investment support for our relationship managers. Her expert ability to analyze complex financial information and apply the results will serve our clients well.”

TRANZONIC COMPANIES NAMES MICHAEL BLANCHARD AS EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR The Tranzonic Companies has named special projects manager Michael Blanchard as its first employee of the year at its Knoxville facility.

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DR. WHITNEY DEE JOINS SUMMIT PEDIATRICS AT MARYVILLE As a pediatric physician, Dr. Whitney Dee is dedicated to caring for children from newborn to age 21 and is currently seeing patients on Monday and Friday. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Dee worked at Maryville Pediatric Group. She holds

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Medicine from the James H. Quillen College of

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

STAY FIT OVER 40

FOUR TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR HEALTH A PRIORITY ARTICLE ANDREW HENDERSON

LET’S FACE IT: GETTING OLDER ISN’T EASY. Injuries take longer to heal, metabolisms stall, and the daily grind of life’s stress can wear us down. I’m 47 years old and know first-hand that it’s harder to stay in good shape now than it was when I started in the fitness field more than 20 years ago. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (or in this case, smarter), and I’ve learned some valuable lessons from my own aging process and that of our clients.   If you’re also over 40, here are a few ways to make your health a priority:

LESS CAN BE MORE. Instead of doing the two-hour marathon workouts of 20 years ago,  it’s better to shorten your workouts and focus instead on making every minute count by focusing on doing the best exercises for your needs with perfect form on every rep. And while a certain amount of intensity and challenge is required to get the most out of your time at the gym, not every set of every exercise has to be done to complete exhaustion.

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BE PATIENT. After an ACL reconstruction in 2004 and more recent torn labrums in both shoulders (I have a bad habit of launching myself over the handlebars of my mountain bike and landing on outstretched arms), it’s become clear to me that, while time, and sometimes surgery, heals all wounds, the older we get, the longer the healing can take. Understand that injuries are a part of living an active lifestyle, and they will take more time to heal the older you get. But, like I tell my clients, “I’d rather see an orthopedist for a biking injury than a cardiologist for bypass surgery.”

RECOVERY RULES. You should be into exercise for the long haul, and for you to maintain your body’s optimal health, strive for a balance between training and recovery. + We recommend that our clients use self-myofascial release (foam rolling) and massage therapy to promote blood flow, improve range of motion and speed up recovery. + Based on the evaluation of posture, there are specific stretches geared toward  your body’s tightest areas  and targeted corrective exercises to strengthen the weak muscles that oppose the tight muscles. While it may seem like this kind of low-intensity maintenance work may not help you lose weight or build strong muscles, without this focus on recovery, your workouts won’t be as effective and you’ll be more likely to injure yourself.   + Finally, the link between sleep, hydration and sound nutrition and our body’s ability get full recovery from our workouts is undeniable.  Look for a future article just on these three topics!

JOINTS MATTER. Ankles, knees, hips  and shoulders can deteriorate and become less stable over time. In order for your body to move as well as possible, it’s crucial that you keep your joints as healthy as possible. Consider including 5-10 minutes of rotator cuff, lumbar stabilization  and hip mobility exercises to workouts to strengthen the muscles and tendons that attach at the joints.   Even if you don’t have any issues currently, I’d suggest adding some joint stabilization exercises as preventative medicine. There is also evidence supporting the use of chondroitin and glucosamine as well as fish oil and turmeric as effective joint supplements. I’ve been using a joint support formula for a few years now and believe it has made a difference. Take good care of yourselves. Andrew Henderson is the owner/operator of Fitness Together. April 2019 | West Knoxville Lifestyle

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HOT SPOT

Sweet Life LOCAL BAKERY SPECIALIZES IN ALLERGEN-FREE TREATS

ARTICLE MARY BETH UNTHANK PHOTOGRAPHY CHAD HERNANDEZ

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NESTLED IN THE CORNER OF THE LOVELL HEIGHTS SHOPPING CENTER, BENEFIT YOUR LIFE

THE DEDICATED GLUTEN- AND PEANUT-FREE RESTAURANT ALSO HOUSES A GROCERY SIDE WITH GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS RANGING FROM PASTAS TO QUICK BREADS TO PROTEIN POWDERS.

GLUTEN-FREE BAKERY AND CAFE IS SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE AND INVITING FOR THOSE WITH AND WITHOUT FOOD ALLERGIES. The dedicated gluten- and peanut-free restaurant also houses a grocery side with gluten-free options ranging from pastas to quick breads to protein powders. Customers often come for the cupcakes, but they stay for the cinnamon rolls, paleo chicken salad and Saturday biscuits and gravy. It hasn’t always been this way. When the store opened on Campbell Station Road in 2009, it was a healthy-lifestyle store featuring vitamins, outdoor gear and a small selection of allergy-friendly snacks. When previous owner Rhoni Speed took over, she started introducing some of her own gluten-free recipes for customers, and they were a hit. Eventually, Benefit Your Life went from lifestyle store to a dedicated bakery. However, the confined space and non-commercial equipment made the small storefront cramped and struggling to meet growing demands from the community. Though Rhoni eventually sold the business, she has stayed on as manager and continues bringing her delicious signature goods to the bakery. Now under the ownership of Kirk Icuss, Benefit Your Life moved to its current location at 10420 Kingston Pike in April 2018. The new space provides a generous commercial kitchen for baking fresh, delicious bakery items daily, as well as a small lunch menu, weekend-only specials of biscuits and doughnuts, and wholesale items to local markets. CONTINUED >

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NOW THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH GLUTEN INTOLERANCE OR SENSITIVITY, THE DEMAND FOR GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS HAS LED TO A LOT MORE OPTIONS ON THE MARKET.

They also make cakes for special occasions, and allergy-friendly holiday dishes are available for pre-order at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shelves of grocery items are displayed with ample floor space to walk around and peruse the unique selection. The cafe also includes a comfortable seating area with tables and high chairs for families wishing to enjoy an allergy-friendly meal together; and for some families, this is the only place that can happen. Store Manager Melissa Thomason started eating gluten-free more than a decade ago when her husband and two kids were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. “I used to have to make everything we ate,” Melissa recalls, as her family could not frequent restaurants due to their dietary restrictions. Now that more people are being diagnosed with gluten intolerance or sensitivity, the demand for gluten-free products has led to a lot more options on the market. Benefit Your Life stocks a wide selection of pantry items like sauces, crackers, baking mixes and cookies, as well as two large freezers with pot pies, mozzarella sticks, 14

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doughnuts and more. While more retailers are stocking gluten-free options on their shelves, Benefit Your Life is committed to offering unique brands and items you can’t find anywhere else. Isabelle Stearns is a baker and wholesale director for Benefit Your Life, but she started as a customer stopping in for smoothies with her mom and siblings. At the time, no one in her family had food allergies or sensitivities; they just loved the smoothies. Isabelle  later discovered she has a sensitivity to gluten, to which she had no trouble adjusting thanks to her connection at Benefit Your Life. She now introduces her own recipes to the store’s repertoire, such as the cheesecake cookie bar. As wholesale director, Isabelle has partnered with several local businesses to sell the bakery’s individual desserts, like the famous brownies and cookies, and most recently, breakfast scones. While the entirety of Benefit Your Life is gluten-free, the restaurant is also completely peanut-free, and they offer items that are dairy-free, paleo-friendly and keto approved. For people with multiple allergies, Benefit Your Life is a lifesaver. When customers or loved ones are first diagnosed with food allergies, many feel confused by food labels and frustrated trying to find what they need. “Some people come in really overwhelmed, and they just don’t know where to start,” Melissa says. “We feel like we can help them.” Ultimately, the customers remind the staff what a difference they make in the community and beyond. “Some people find us online and drive hours to visit,” says Melissa, also noting the many regulars they see throughout the week. While gluten-free options are growing for customers, delicious pre-made foods that are just as good as the original are still hard to come by. “Being able to help someone find something to eat, it’s incredible to give someone that,” says Isabelle, “like a kid with allergies who has never had a cupcake or a man who hasn’t had biscuits and gravy in years and cries when he eats it. Food is such a social part of our lives, so it feels good to be able to help someone.”

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FOLLOW THE DON ATION FROM SPRING CLEANING TO MEETING THE NEEDS OF OTHERS ARTICLE JENNIE TREADWAY-MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY PEDRO MENDOZA

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ESTABLISHED IN 1960, KNOX AREA RESCUE

location that receives the most traffic. According to

MINISTRIES BEGAN AS A RESPONSE TO THE RISE

Evan Crass, director of partner engagement, the

IN HOMELESSNESS IN KNOXVILLE, NOT ONLY

Kingston Pike store takes in 20 percent of dona-

TO PROVIDE FOOD AND SHELTER, BUT ALSO TO

tions across all 18 stores.

MEET THE SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS

“It’s beautiful what’s been entrusted to us,” he

OF THOSE DISPLACED. Today, KARM serves nearly

says. “We tell the story. We reveal Christ. As a gos-

1,000 meals per day and provides emergency and res-

pel-based initiative, if we can’t be Jesus to people,

idential shelter for men, women and families, upwards

we’re failing. We take great pains to do this, from the

of 400 people per night. KARM is uniquely positioned

collection to the point of sale. Every $2 [spent in the

to help people in crisis, but at the heart of KARM isn’t

store] provides a meal.”

a temporary fix. It’s a deep desire to care for those in

The busiest week at KARM thrift stores is typi-

the immediacy of their need, to nurture their spirits

cally the week between Christmas and New Year's

through the transition, and help them create a new life

Eve. Second to that is the spring cleaning season.

with purpose and hope.

However, after Tidying Up with Marie Kondo hit

One of the ways KARM carries out its mission

Netflix in January, there’s been a surge of donations,

is through its 18 thrift stores, from Morristown and

which put KARM’s sorting team through its paces.

Alcoa to Oak Ridge and Sevierville, and everywhere

“We had a week to beat the record, and it lasted

in between. While all of the stores function the same

three weeks in a row,” Evan says. “We had to set up

way and provide the same services, it’s the Farragut

a temporary warehouse to sort through everything.”

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FIRST STOP:

Evan Crass, director of partner engagement, has worked with KARM for six years.

FIRS T S TOP

THE HAND-OFF “This is our most critical touchpoint,” Evan says. “I refer to these people as our VIPs. We take care of them. You don’t have to get out of your cars. If you’ve donated before and have your preferred partner listed, then you can just give and drive off.” The Partnership Program is unique to KARM. With every donation made, the donor can denote where a portion of their donation can go in the form of gifts cards. Once a quarter, Evan is personally responsible for calculating and delivering those thrift store gift cards to area churches and organizations. On average, more than $100,000 in gifts cards are distributed each quarter. “We want to help people before they are homeless, and one of the challenges of helping people is giving them something they don’t want. This way, they can shop for the things they want,” Evan says. Once the gift cards are given to churches and organizations, it’s left to the administrators’ discretion to distribute them. “They know where the need is. Some get passed along to teachers and school counselors, some to foster/adoption organizations. It goes full circle.” KARM employees who work at the hand-off are trained on software developed in-house and are given a script that starts with the question, “Have you donated here before?” With only a few minutes to interact with VIPs, KARM representatives strive to make the process upbeat, easy and quick.

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FOLLOW THE DONATION

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The KARM Stores Bike Initiative has a dedicated space for repair and refurbishing donated bicycles.

N E X T S TOP

NEXT STOP: SORTING

The first step in sorting donations is a quick one: does it pass the smell test? If a donation has a whiff of mildew, smoke or pet urine, it’s a no-go. Without a professional cleaning facility, KARM employees have no way to transform those donations into sellable items. So, if it fails the smell test, it gets tossed. If it passes, the item gets sorted into the category of “hard or soft,” which is the simplest way of sorting textiles from appliances and other objects. As a rule, employees attempt to find a use for everything. “We try to identify everything and take the time to check brands and see what something costs. Donors get the receipt with all the pertinent IRS info on for them to place a value, but we check everything so we can price it for resale,” Evan says. On average, the total process time for items is a week, but it could be as early the same day that something is donated and placed in the store for resale. After a tedious, careful sorting, items are placed in bins in the “ready area” for workers on the floor to grab at their availability.

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FIN A L S TOP

FINAL STOP: RESALE

As the busiest store in the area, the Farragut location is a shining example of how KARM representatives endeavor to create a pleasant shopping experience for their customers. The space is brightly lit, impeccably organized and fully staffed with helpful, smiling volunteers and employees. Every part of the store’s design and function is intentional. “We use Instagram and newsletters to highlight good finds, and we have a dedicated team just for bikes,” Evan says. The KARM Bike Initiative was created a year ago in an effort to repair broken donated bikes and place quality, refurbished bikes on the floor for resale. There is an entire dedicated bike repair room with spare parts, tires and tools. Though KARM employees upwards of 300 people to carry out its mission, the work couldn’t be accomplished without the ongoing hard work by faithful volunteers. Last year, more than 34,000 volunteer hours were logged. It would be impossible to accomplish the necessary work without them. “Everyone has something to give,” Evan says. “If you don’t have a dime to your name, you can give of your time.”

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“EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO GIVE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DIME TO YOUR NAME, YOU CAN GIVE YOUR TIME.”

Items in the blue bins are ready for KARM employees and volunteers to stock on shelves and racks. April 2019 | West Knoxville Lifestyle

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FOLLOW THE DONATION

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ACCEPT

W H AT T H E Y

KARM accepts the following items for collection:

FURNITURE

CLOTHING

ELECTRONICS

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

+ desks

+ shirts

+ televisions

+ linens

+ tables

+ pants

+ DVD and

+ towels

+ chairs

+ dresses

+ bed frames

+ suits and coats

+ dressers

for men, women

+ couches

and children

Blu-Ray

+ lamps

players

+ area rugs

+ mobile phones

+ artwork + tools + kitchen appliances

+ end tables + bookcases

+ pots/pans

APPLIANCES

TOYS, GAMES AND OTHER CHILDRENS ITEMS

OTHER

+ washers

+ books

+ Bikes

+ dryers

+ board games

+ exercise equipment

+ refrigerators

+ movies

+ medical equipment

+ freezers

+ music

+ office furniture

+ stoves

+ collectibles

+ China + glassware

+ microwave ovens *A transportation team provides scheduled pick-ups for large furniture and other hard-to-transport items six days a week.

KARM does not accept building materials, auto parts, mattresses, car seats, gas appliances, pianos, organs,

safety

helmets or

flu-

ids of any kind. If you are unsure about a specific donation, call a local store or email your inquiry to donations@karm.org.

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

T H E A R T

ART STUDENTS CREATE SCULPTURES FROM SALVAGE

ARTICLE JENNIE TREADWAY-MILLER

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FOR THE UNCREATIVE, A HEAP OF METAL IS JUST THAT—A PILE OF USELESS, RUSTY WASTE. For the sculptor, however, a salvage yard is unchartered territory ripe with hidden treasure. Since spring semester 2014, John Powers, associate professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee, has led a class on a salvage dig at a local mill to create sculptures for an exhibition on display throughout April. It’s a beginning-to-end process, from finding materials and designing a sculpture to organizing the event from set-up to take-down. “The project with students came about in an organic way. We’d been in dialogue with the mill as a field trip for a fabrication class, and somewhere in the midst of that, the Dogwood Arts people got in the conversation. My class got involved the first year I was in Knoxville,” John says. “We did the dig and started talking with Moxley Carmichael about having a show and tying it in with recycling month. We work with the convention center, and for the last five years, that space has been donated.” CONTINUED >

Dylan Bagnasco

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The dig experience has evolved each year. John used to encourage sketches and brainstorming before hunting for scraps, but that usually led to students returning to the workroom with changed ideas and plans. Now the goal is to go with an open mind and see what materials they respond to. Though the class is geared toward  sculptor majors, it’s open to other students who want to learn more about welding, forging and metal working. In fact, only a few of the classes’ students are sculpture majors. The rest are creatives in other fields who were eager to challenge themselves on a new level. Ceara Wallus, a 3D Studio Art major, wanted to learn more about metal work and signed up for the class knowing this project was part of the curriculum. “There wasn’t a method for finding pieces,” she says. “I just started looking at forms and how they might go together. I like linear qualities but also balancing curved objects. It took two or three hours to find stuff. It was exhausting. To other people, it’s junk, but to us, it’s great!” Ceara's piece quickly took the shape of a fire pit, and now she’s focused on making it functional. Dylan Bagnasco is graduating next month with a master’s degree in landscape architecture, and he signed up for the fabrication class specifically to learn welding and forging skills to weave those elements into his future profession. His inspiration for the salvage sculpture started Kristina Key

with cave drawings. “I have a vision for an animal, like a bull, something primitive and abstract,” he says. “I’m trying to build a skeleton on the ground and move it to the table to continue building.” Zimbabwe native Nyasha Madamombe, a graduate student in sculpture, grew up learning how to chisel and sculpt stone as part of her heritage and local tradition. The process is slow and meditative, which is why metal work has been such an intriguing challenge. “It was a cold day on the dig, and I kept spotting things that were round. I’m used to working more slowly with stone, but metal is fast. You weld and it’s done!” she says, laughing. Kristina Key had an interest in sculpture for a while, though it’s not a primary focus for her graduate studies in printmaking. Her established passion for working with green materials and bringing non-toxic methods to printmaking means working with scrap metal was right up her alley. “I’m interested in repurposing,” Kristina says. “I had an idea of what I wanted to find, but then I gravitated toward gears and disks. Some are soft enough to hand-manipulate. I want to play with balance and move-

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ment. I wanted this challenge.” CONTINUED >


Dylan Bagnasco used cave drawings as inspiration for his salvage sculpture.

Ceara Wallus cleans rust off her salvage finds, a required step prior to welding.

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Students worked on their pieces throughout February and March in preparation for the installation on April 2 on the Clinch Concourse of the convention, followed by a reception on April 3. The exhibition runs until the end of the semester, culminating on April 23. “The work is on display and visible to anyone who can get in the convention center. There’s tons of foot traffic,” John says. “One year they had a show at the same time as a high school robotics convention, and the students were in awe over the sculptures, thinking about how they could make them move. It was a true intersection.”

Nyasha Madamombe's sculpture starts to take shape.

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REALTY REPORT

WEST KNOXVILLE

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Chatsworth

$379,900.00

$356,000.00

93%

35

3

2

West Hills

$379,900.00

$369,000.00

97%

24

5

3

Sequoyah Hills

$399,900.00

$350,000.00

87%

272

3

3

Northshore Town Center

$409,500.00

$404,500.00

98%

105

3

4

Seven Oaks

$410,000.00

$384,000.00

93%

16

3

3

Fox Den

$469,900.00

$457,000.00

97%

31

4

4

Whispering Woods

$499,900.00

$444,650.00

88%

228

5

3

The Villa Nicholas

$525,000.00

$450,000.00

85%

195

2

2

Sequoyah Hills

$549,000.00

$547,000.00

99%

1

3

3

Brixworth

$549,900.00

$549,900.00

100%

116

4

4

Gettysvue

$550,000.00

$520,000.00

94%

162

4

4

Sheffield

$575,000.00

$575,000.00

100%

1

3

3

Glen At Hardin Valley

$598,000.00

$590,000.00

98%

1

5

5

Whittington Creek

$624,900.00

$498,000.00

79%

155

5

4

Fox Creek

$669,000.00

$635,000.00

94%

201

5

5

The Quarry At Keller Bend

$739,000.00

$718,000.00

97%

67

4

5

Westmoreland Hills

$899,900.00

$810,000.00

90%

116

5

5

Sequoyah Hills

$1,049,000.00

$942,000.00

89%

231

5

6

Westland Lakes

$1,299,000.00

$1,200,000.00

92%

88

4

5

Mallard Bay

$2,499,900.00

$2,100,000.00

84%

147

5

7

Information compiled from Knoxville Multiple Listing Service from dates 01/01/2019-01/31/2019. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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DIY

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I V I N G S U S TA I N A B LY

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 2016, WORLD PLASTIC PRODUCTION TOTALED AROUND 335 MILLION METRIC TONS, ACCORDING TO THE EARTH DAY NETWORK? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, here’s one way you can curb your consumption and do your part toward a healthier environment.

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R E D U C E We’re saying goodbye to plastic wrap, Ziploc bags and aluminum foil, and hello to reusable wax food wraps you can wrap around anything your hungry (or full) heart desires. Compare this handmade version to Bee’s Wrap sustainable food storage.

01 PREHEAT your oven to its lowest setting. 02 CUT FABRIC into desired shapes. Using pinking shears so the fabric doesn’t fray, you can cut your fabric into any shape or size you’d like. Consider what size or

supplies

shape of food you store the most and use that as a guide.

+ Beeswax beads

03 PREP + MELT. Cover your baking sheet with parch-

+ Fabric + Pinking shears + Parchment paper + Baking sheet

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

11

Monty Python’s Spamalot, begins its

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE STEELBAND CARNIVAL CONCERT

edy is lovingly ripped off from the

search for the Holy Grail in the fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comfilm classic Monty Python and the

20 EARTHFEST

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Market Square

Holy Grail. Showing April 13 at 3 p.m.

Knoxville’s premier Earth Day celebration

Enjoy a taste of the energizing music that

and 8 p.m. and April 14 at 1:30 p.m.

takes place at the Knoxville Botanical

occurs from a steel pan orchestra, 55-gal-

TennesseeTheatre.com

Gardens. Free and open to the public,

lon oil barrels turned into instruments, and samba batucada, a high-energy drumming ensemble that originates from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Free to the public.

11-12

EarthFest provides environmental demon-

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strations and educational opportunities

ORANGE AND WHITE GAME

tally friendly vendors. EarthFest is both

along with entertainment, food, fun and a great marketplace for local, environmenkid- and pet-friendly. KnoxGarden.org

Neyland Stadium

Admission is free for this Tennessee

KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN'S 9TH

Vol intrasquad football scrimmage. Vol Village opens at 3 p.m., stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 6 p.m.

APR 24-MAY 12 THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT

Tennessee Theatre

This family-friendly event will feature

The program features the Knoxville Choral

music, face painting and autographs/

Society and its 130 members to perform

photo opportunities with Smokey, the

This group of corrupt oil men wants to drill

along with the orchestra, which bring

Spirit Squad and VFLS. UTSports.com

under the streets of Paris, but Countess Aurelia and her band of eccentric followers

excellence to the musical experience by combining enticing melodies with technical brilliance. Additional voices will join Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from Webb School of Knoxville Chamber Singers. Both performances (April 11 and 12) begin at 7:30 p.m. KnoxvilleSymphony.com

Clarence Brown Theatre

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are having none of it! A 1945 treasure of

DAVID SEDARIS

as relevant today. Showing through May 12.

French poetic satire, the characters, absurdities and political commentary seem just

Bijou Theatre

Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Beloved for his personal essays and

ClarenceBrownTheatre.com

short stories, David Sedaris is the mas-

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ter of satire and one of today’s most

ROSSINI FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR

York Times best-selling collection of his

observant writers addressing the human condition. His latest book is a New essays entitled Calypso. KnoxBijou.org

Downtown Knoxville

This

event

transforms

downtown

Knoxville into a free European-style pedestrian street mall appropriate for the entire family. The Rossini Festival has entertained more than 500,000 people from Knox County and the surrounding

27 HARD KNOX PIZZA DOGWOOD CLASSIC 5K Sequoyah Park

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Enjoy the splendor of spring in East

KELSEA BALLERINI MISS ME MORE TOUR

a narrow two-lane road which means

Tennessee on this scenic and popular route. The start is primarily flat but on some congestion at the start. The out-

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

and-back course takes you within sight

region in its first 17 years and serves as

Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea

of the Tennessee River/Ft. Loudon Lake,

a celebration of the performing arts.

Ballerini is dominating arenas with her

and the view of the bluffs across the river

KnoxvilleOpera.com

headlining Miss Me More Tour  with

is noteworthy. KTC.org/racedogwood

Brett Young in 2019. Named after

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her chart-rising bold anthem “Miss

SPAMALOT

Me More,” the most-added new sin-

We are always accepting submissions

gle on Country radio upon release,

for events you'd like to see included

the 14-date tour includes a night in

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Tennessee Theatre

Ballerini’s

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical,

KnoxvilleColiseum.com

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hometown

of

Knoxville.

WestKnoxvilleLifestyle.com.


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