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Enjoy the Last Lazy Days. FOR MANY OF US, AUGUST CAN BE A BITTERSWEET TURNING POINT IN THE CALENDAR YEAR. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and new school supplies often come to mind in August. Since we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids and pets! And there’s no doubt we have some serious pet lovers in Knoxville. In our feature "Companions for Life," read about how Smoky Mountain Service Dogs are paired with veterans who struggle with mobility. This organization is doing great things for our veterans, and we should thank them. Artist's Palette presents "For the Love of Dogs (and Cats)," which tells how a local artist Tiffani Mensch started her pet portrait side business, Goodnight Squirrel.

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Eric Foster’s "Suburban Farm Life Takes Work," he talks about how pets can teach kids about hard work and empathy. With summer winding down, don’t miss "One Last Hurrah" where That Knoxville Girl picks five places to grab an ice cream before summer is gone.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2019

FEATURES 12 Suburban Farm Life Takes Work But the Benefits Outweigh the Cost

16 A Heart for a Party Tips for Throwing a Unique, Affordable Birthday Bash

20 Companions for Life Service Dogs Give Veterans a New Outlook on Life

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26 For the Love of Dogs (and Cats) Custom Pet Portraits Celebrate Our Four-Legged Family Members

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Lifestyle Letter

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Financial Buzz

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SHAKESPEARE ON THE SQUARE Every summer Shakespeare on the Square features two magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. From mid-July to mid-August, a blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances by The Tennessee Stage Company. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.  (Summaries from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.) Aug. 1, 3, 9 and 11 – The Comedy of Errors – After both being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave, Dromio, go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins lives in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of incidents of mistaken identity. Aug.  2, 4, 8  and 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream –  Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.

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WHEN AMANDA ADAMSON AND HER HUSBAND, DEREK, GOT MARRIED AND THEN PREGNANT WITH THEIR DAUGHTER, SHE KNEW THE FIRST BIRTHDAY WAS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE. They went all out with an English Tea Party theme with fresh flowers, lace and other delicate details, thinking she wouldn’t do another big bash until Zoe’s fifth birthday.  “After I did the first one, [Derek] said, ‘You can’t stop here!’” she says, laughing. “My husband is big on every birthday being a big birthday.” Though Amanda admits having one child makes a big birthday bash easier to afford, parties don’t have to cost a fortune to be meaningful and memorable. Plus, incorporating your child’s interests and ideas make the process special for the whole family. The first step is gauging the theme, and  for Amanda, it’s always connected to where Zoe’s interests lie at that particular moment in time. The parties are always a reflection of Zoe’s current age and stage. For example, when Zoe was approaching 2 years old, she was a fan of Maya the Bee, so bumblebees were the inspiration for her second birthday party. This year, Zoe requested a rainbow unicorn party, a theme that proved somewhat challenging for her creative mother. “You’d think this year was easy because she wanted rainbows, but it was hard to find the unicorn theme without being all pastels. Those colors don’t mix very well,” she says.  Amanda pieces odds and ends together from scratch, never choosing boxed sets of decorations. Once the theme is selected, she chooses a

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location that best suits their needs and takes to Pinterest to start idea boards.

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“I want every detail to fit together like a puzzle—cake details, color scheme, flowers. I look at decor pieces and food ideas, all of which depend on the time of day and venue,” Amanda says. “I have an idea board just for invitations, which three of the five years I’ve ordered from the same girl who runs an Etsy shop from Oregon.” To stay on budget, Amanda decided to from day one to look for neutral serving pieces that could be reused each year and modified to fit the current theme. For five years, she’s been building a party decor stash, a decision that will hopefully prove fruitful in years to come. The long-term goal is for Amanda to leave her job as an underwriter for long-haul truckers and plan parties full-time. It’s a hobby she hopes to turn into a career.  “I think birthday parties are so fun because every age is different. For me, it allows me to capture the essence of who my daughter is or has been over the last year. It is exciting to see that vision come to life and hear all of the guests’ favorite aspects afterward,” she says. 

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SERVICE DOGS AND VETERANS MAKE A POWERFUL PAIR ARTICLE JENNIE TREADWAY-MILLER

Master Sgt./ US Army Sniper Chuck Stewart and Sadie

SADIE 4 YEARS OLD LABRADOR RETRIEVER

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“WHETHER IT’S PHYSICAL CUES OR CHEMICAL, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH, WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T TRAIN DOGS TO DETECT IT. THAT’S NATURAL. WE TRAIN THE DOGS TO RESPOND TO IT.” –HEATHER WILKERSON, CANINE PROGRAM MANAGER WHEN MASTER SGT. CHUCK STEWART RETIRED

My sniper partner killed himself. I’ve had guys die

FROM HIS 26-YEAR CAREER IN THE ARMY, A

because they’re trying to get that something that makes

FLOOD OF MEMORIES WASHED OVER HIM. The

them feel excited,” says Chuck, with Sadie at his side.

Blount County resident had a lot of time on his hands

“I know guys who are 90 years old with WWII stories,

and an increasingly uncomfortable back. His mobility

and I don’t even compare to that. But I also learned that

weakened, his sleep disrupted, and a mess of traumatic

when you slow down, you have too much time to think.”

brain injuries from seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan

As Chuck remembers his tours and the soldiers

had started to take their toll. He knew he was in bad

who’ve been lost, Sadie lays her head in his lap. She

shape, but Chuck was at a loss of what to do about it.

senses the shift in Chuck’s mood and responds accord-

“My wife saw an ad at a Weigel’s that she’d only been to

ingly. Heather Wilkerson, SMSD canine program man-

one time. She came home and said, ‘You have to look these

ager and career dog trainer, says the dogs dial into facial

people up,’” he says. “I pulled them up, and less than 24

expressions in addition to sensing chemical changes in

hours later, I called them and started the process. Sadie isn’t

a human’s body, which is no different than when medi-

a PTSD dog, but what she does to help me is unbelievable.”

cal alert dogs respond to epileptic seizures.

Military careers were commonplace in Chuck’s fam-

“Whether it’s physical cues or chemical, or a combi-

ily. His grandfather served in WWII, his grandmother

nation of both, we don’t know. We don’t train dogs to

drove tanks, and his other grandmother worked in

detect it. That’s natural,” she says. “We train the dogs

military intelligence. He had a great-uncle who was a

to respond to it.”

sniper. When Chuck enlisted, he decided to face his

The response is typically a touch command. The dog

fears directly by going to jump school and went on to

may lay his or her head in the veteran’s lap or gently nudge

make 34 jumps over his career. However, one last jump

the veteran’s hand to cause distraction. For Daniel Belcher,

went awry. He caught a wind drift, landing abruptly in

retired US Air Force/Special Forces ParaRescue veteran,

the Black Forest and breaking his back. Unfortunately, a

Stryker’s ability to sense his anxiety has been invaluable.

misdiagnosis would come back to haunt him later. “I had compound fractures, but they just thought I had bumps and bruises. I had a traumatic brain injury and was

“If I’m in a crowded room, and he senses me feeling it, he’ll pull me outside,” Daniel says. “Or he’ll come up and put his head in my lap.”

knocked unconscious. I was on light duty for a month, and

Like Chuck, it was Daniel’s wife, Michelle, who

they kept sending me to doctors cause I’m telling them my

decided Smoky Mountain Service Dogs was exactly

back is killing me, but they’d just work me out,” he says. “All

what her husband needed.

the symptoms were there, but they didn’t diagnose them. Then, the way I healed, my whole back was misaligned.”  The proverbial nail in the coffin on Chuck’s  career happened when two subsequent IED explosions left him with two more concussions and a banged-up

“I’d researched PTSD and the episodes he was having,” she says. “There were days of nonfunctioning, and I was hoping that a dog could help him.” “[Stryker] puts me in a better mood,” Daniel says. “He won’t leave me alone until I’m in a better mood.”

body. He retired from the Army in 2014 and contract-

Daniel enlisted just as Desert Storm got underway in

ing in 2015. Then, all of a sudden, Chuck was home

1990. He was shot in the shoulder in Kuwait, but since

wondering what he was supposed to do next.

the injury wasn’t life-threatening, he went back to work

“My wife knew I needed help. I had no more responsi-

and was shipped out again. A few tours later, Daniel was

bility except to her and me. You question your self-worth.

involved in an explosion that left him in a coma for 32 days. CONTINUED >

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Sadie

“I WAS HAVING A BAD NIGHT, AND JUST SEEING

“I have memories of running along and then waking up in Germany,” he says. “It took a year and a half before I could walk again. I had to learn how to tie my shoes again, how to use a fork. I was honorably discharged and retired with a traumatic brain injury.” Over time, keeping a job proved more difficult. He struggled with mem-

HIS FACE WAS ENOUGH.

ory, concentration and mobility. Sleep was a near impossibility. After sub-

I CALMED DOWN. I SAID,

in the middle of the night, he checked his email and saw a photo of Stryker.

‘THAT’S MY DOG.’” –DANIEL BELCHER

mitting an application to SMSD, Daniel held his breath and waited. Then, “I was having a bad night, and just seeing his face was enough. I calmed down,” he says. “I said, ‘That’s my dog.’” Smoky Mountain Service Dogs started in 2010 with an idea to provide service dogs to veterans. The “Founding Friends”—Heather and Darryl Wilkerson, Suzy and Mike Kitchens, Elaine Lintner, Rhoni Standefer and Gail Alexander—began by defining what needed to be done and discerning how to accomplish them.

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US Air Force/Special Forces ParaRescue Veteran Daniel Belcher and Stryker

“My wife was on the board of directors of another organization and decided with others that they wanted to put together a first-class organization for veterans. I was retired and playing golf, but I decided to help with the business planning, which was the skill set I had,” says Mike Kitchens, SMSD chairman and spokesman. “We had the first meeting in our living room. We had no dogs, but we knew what we wanted to do. A UT Business MBA class adopted Smoky Mountain Service Dogs as their class project, led by an Army Major, and out of that came our preliminary road map.” In 2015, the organization purchased 10 acres in Lenoir City with a plan to build a training center. In 2017, the Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit designated SMSD as its Charity of Choice and awarded the organization $225,000. 

STRYKER LABRADOR

6 YEARS OLD RETRIEVER

“That was significant because we used that to kick off Wags for Warriors to raise funds for the center,” Mike says. “We raised between $600,000 and $700,00. The facility will cost between $900,000 and $1 million.” Construction is well underway and is expected to be open by the end of the year, but until the facility is completed, SMSD will continue training dogs and matching them with veterans out of their rental space in Foothill’s Mall in Maryville. The Wilkersons live on the Lenoir City property so Heather can manage the care and training of the dogs, and her husband, Darryl, can manage the grounds. Currently, SMSD has more than 150 volunteers and a working board of directors that keep the organization running, which ensures that for every dollar donated, approximately 95 cents is used to train dogs and take care of veterans.  Veterans who qualify (those with a service-connected physical disability) receive a service dog at no cost to them. Because Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is accredited by Assistance Dogs International, the VA takes care of supplemental costs, such as emergency vet care and annual wellness checks. Additionally, two local programs affiliated with SMSD—PawTree and Natural Pet Supply—provide dog food for the life of the animal. 

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Canine Program Manager Heather Wilkerson and Chairman Mike Kitchens

The training process is lengthy, but that’s a necessity to make sure the veteran and dog are a solid match. “We supply follow-up support and require that veteran teams come in and get recertified one year after graduation and every two years after,” Heather says. “When they first get the dog, we do monthly contact. We have a templated report—eating and secretion reports, going out and how did it go. These guys are part of our family. We’re a small organization. We don’t produce 300 dogs a year. We want to do 10 to 12 dogs a year and do it really well.”  Learn more at SmokyMountainServiceDogs.org.

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS (AND CATS)

CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS CELEBRATE OUR FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS

ARTICLE MARY BETH UNTHANK

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IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ME AND MY SANITY TO BE CREATIVE EVERY DAY IN SOME WAY.” SOME PEOPLE SAY A HOME IS A GALLERY OF THINGS WE LOVE, SO WHY NOT INCLUDE OUR BELOVED PETS IN OUR TREASURED ARTWORK? That’s why Tiffani Mensch started Goodnight Squirrel, an Etsy shop dedicated to animal portraits. Using photos sent in by customers, Tiffani captures the life and personality of pets in unique, custom-designed artwork. She uses a variety of techniques to create each piece, from pens and colored pencils to watercolors, giving the portraits the layers and depth of multimedia art. The hand-drawn sketches are realistic, and the use of color and shading gives a whimsical quality that makes each piece both beautiful and fun. Originally from Rochester, New York, she received her bachelor’s degree in illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to earn a master’s degree in teaching and design from Rhode Island School of Design. She entered the nonprofit sector professionally, but art was always a creative outlet. CONTINUED >

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IT’S FUN TO PAINT PEOPLE’S PETS BECAUSE THEY LOVE THEM AND ARE SO ATTACHED TO THEM. THE PORTRAITS REALLY JUST MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY.” She created her first pet portrait as a gift for a friend, which was proudly displayed in the friend’s home. Eventually, people who saw her work reached out and requested their own. Now she has created a business out of it, making more than 100 custom pet portraits through her online shop, Goodnight Squirrel, simply by word-of-mouth recommendations. While Tiffani is passionate about her full-time work training and capacity building for local nonprofits, Goodnight Squirrel is a side gig she doesn’t anticipate giving up. Making art is restorative for her. “It’s really important for me and my sanity to be creative every day in some way,” she says. “It’s fun to paint people’s pets because they love them and are so attached to them. The portraits really just make people happy.”  Visit Tiffani’s Etsy shop at Etsy.com/shop/goodnightsquirrel. 

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noons. On Aug. 2, doors open at 7 p.m. for Ghostbusters, which begins at 8 p.m. Adults $9; children under 12 and seniors $7. Presented by Denark Construction.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND Ijams Nature Center

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Food trucks and

Zoo Knoxville

beer garden will have tasty meals,

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Feast with the Beasts is Knoxville’s

snacks and beverages available for

favorite wine, food and brew event,

purchase. Dogs are allowed but must

SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

featuring samples from more than

be on a leash at all times. Please, no

40 area restaurants, wineries, brew-

coolers or outside alcohol. Tickets

eries and distillers. Feast with the

are $8 per person or $25 per family.

Tennessee Theatre

Beasts is for guests ages 21 and

Enjoy modern and cult classics on

older, and guests must show a valid

Friday nights and Sunday after-

photo I.D. to enter the event. All pro-

noons. On Aug. 4, doors open at 2

ceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville.

p.m. for North by Northwest, which begins at 3 p.m. Adults $9; children under 12 and seniors $7.  Presented by Denark Construction

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Enjoy modern and cult classics on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. On Aug. 16, doors open at 7

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

p.m. for Saturday Night Fever, which

Enjoy live Irish entertainment on two

begins at 8 p.m. Adults $9; children

stages with Irish bands and Irish danc-

under 12 and seniors $7.  Presented

Knoxville Civic Auditorium

ers. You can get Irish beer, wine and

by Denark Construction

After working in the industry for more

authentic Irish food. There will be tours

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culture featuring German food, local

10TH ANNUAL EAST TENNESSEE HISTORY FAIR

SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC: SINGING IN THE RAIN

and more. Admission is $2 per person.

Activities include a living history

Enjoy modern and cult classics on

timeline, live music, historic crafts

Friday nights and Sunday after-

demonstrations,

and

noons. On Aug. 18, doors open at 2

genealogical groups from across the

p.m. for Singing in the Rain, which

region, children’s crafts and activi-

begins at 3 p.m. Adults $9; children

ties, Davy Crockett’s birthday party,

under 12 and seniors $7.  Presented

The 2019 Asian Festival will feature

trolley tours to Knoxville’s historic

by Denark Construction

authentic traditional food vendors

Downtown Knoxville

historical

craft beer, live music all day, children's games and events, a silent auction Kids under 12 are free.

Tennessee Theatre

contest, free museum admission, vintage film festival at the Tennessee Theatre, book sales, farmers market and more. Free. 

KNOXVILLE ASIAN FESTIVAL World's Fair Park

representing Asian countries such as

homes, tours of underground Gay Street, “History Hound” dog costume

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Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,

SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC: UNFORGIVEN

includes a strong educational com-

India, Burma, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam.  The event ponent with  “Kid’s Asian World,”

Tennessee Theatre

where young visitors travel through

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Enjoy modern and cult classics on

various booths with interactive activ-

Friday nights and Sunday after-

ities and feature traditional foods and

MEET THE MAKERS

noons. On Aug. 23, doors open at

art. Free to the public.

7 p.m. for Unforgiven, which begins

Warehouse District

at 8 p.m. Adults $9; children under

Enjoy a crafty block party to meet the

12 and seniors $7.  Presented by

makers in the Warehouse District.

Denark Construction

Just east of the Old City, this creative community hosts world-class custom tailors, artist studios and opera singers. Featured makers and vendors include Knox Heritage Salvage Shop, Marc Nelson Denim, Bird on a Wire, Best Nest Home and more. 

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Kilwin's Located in downtown Knoxville and Gatlinburg, this delicious ice cream and fudge shop offers 32 hand-dipped flavors served in freshly made waffle cones. One of my favorite flavors is their Tennessee River Mud: vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and heavy caramel. Come fall, you will find me inhaling their made in-store mouthwatering caramel apples.

Bruster's With four locations in and around Knoxville, Bruster’s has become a community favorite. I’m a sucker for their double chocolate ice cream. You can also find Bruster’s at local events serving up delicious ice cream from their mobile ice cream truck. They also have dairy-free options and free doggy sundaes.

Phoenix Pharmacy Go back in time with this real-life neighborhood pharmacy and ice cream parlor. Share a banana split while sitting in a chrome stool or vinyl booth with views of downtown Knoxville’s Gay Street. You must try the town favorite, the Great Smoky Mountain Sundae featuring a mountain of warm chocolate brownies, vanilla cake with a hot fudge base with fully loaded toppings.

D&B Hot Dogs + Ice Cream  Hidden in the Solway Shoppes area off Pellissippi Parkway and Oak Ridge Highway, D&B offers not only some of the best-tasting hot dogs in Knoxville but also delicious ice cream! Besides their delicious double-scoop chocolate with sprinkles in a waffle cone, I’m partial to their root beer floats and brownie sundae. 34

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