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BEARDEN Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 • A-3

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Guests enjoy food and drink at the Bridgew wa te er Pl P a e open ac open h ouse ou se. Pho se Photo to by Justin to Justin Acuff Acuff water Place house.

West Knox has divine new venue There’s in Th ’ a new place l i town for hosting meetings, parties or even a soccer match. The former Bridgewater Church at 205 Bridgewater Road is now an event venue called Bridgewater Place.

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The facility is designed to be a community center, says Stefanie Hess of HarbWhite Properties. While it has an assembly room with a stage, a large reception room and a gymnasium, it also has several classrooms that are perfect for nonprofit or community groups. An outdoor soccer field can accommodate teams or tented outdoor events. One thing that sets Bridgewater Place apart is that customers can use their own caterers, Hess says. Bridgewater Place is taking reservations pending a zoning change. Info: Kim Robertson at 865-247-7061.

International travel benefits everyone Like the Friendship Force of Knoxville, Carson-Newman University encourages global understanding through international travel. Danny Hinson, dean of

doors of new residents, but it still welcomes new members and supports the community, says Anita Pappano. She is vice president of the group that meets on first Wednesdays at Bearden Banquet Hall to eat lunch and enjoy a speaker. It also holds fundraisers throughout the year to benefit local organizations. Last week’s speaker was Anna Chappelle, executive director of Marble Springs State Historic Site, the home of Tennessee Governor John Sevier. While Sevier is historically important for his command of the Overmountain Men, his stint as governor to the ill-fated state of Franklin, and his six terms as the governor of Tennessee, Welcome Wagon members were also impressed that he found time to father 10 children with his first wife, Sarah, and eight with his second, Bonny Kate. “What’s remarkable about his having 18 children is that they all lived to adulthood,” Chappelle said. Marble Springs is named for the Tennessee rose marble deposits and multiple springs on the farm’s original 350 acres. The current site has five 18th-century buildings, including Sevier’s two-story log home. A great time to visit the site is during the annual John Sevier Days Living History Weekend, Welcome Wagon gets which is Sept. 21 and 22. information: www.marpeek at Knoxville’s past For blesprings.net Welcome Wagon no longer Info: Welcome Wagon: at delivers goodies to the front 865-548-2027. global education at Carson-Newman, spoke at last week’s Friendship Force meeting. The private university in Jefferson City has just over 2,000 students, but it places a priority on accommodating international students as well as facilitating studies abroad. The campus is currently home to 108 international students from 25 countries. Some are working on degrees, and others are taking intensive English language classes, he says. Hinson travelled to Warsaw, Poland, this summer to see how English is being taught, and he looks forward to returning to the area with students. He and his wife also had a surprise trip to Yantai University, on China’s northern coast, in July. They taught English language and culture to 40 faculty members. CarsonNewman has an established exchange program with the university, which is home to 28,000 students. “International education is an important part of what we are,” he says. Hinson expressed an interest in partnering with Friendship Force to host a group of international travelers. Friendship Force meets at 6:30 p.m. on first Wednesdays at Erin Presbyterian Church. Info: 865-693-0322.

Fields of Science part of our ecosystem, it’s good to know what’s there, MacDonald says. She compares it to counting species in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The next step, Layton says, is for students to interpret the data created by the project. She is impressed by the quality of that data, which will become part of a publically-accessible database. “It’s fun and novel for high school kids, but it’s also something that can contribute to our fundamental sci-

and collaboration among youth, families and organizations throughout the community to ensure that the youth and their families have each and every service they need to be successful,” says Jones. When youth and families begin working with K-Town, they receive the support of a family or transition support provider and a mental health consultant. As a team with the youth and family, they begin the wraparound process.” This literally wraps services and supports around the families and youth based on their goals and unique situation,” says Jones. The team then helps the young people and their families work through the maze of service systems available – whether they need mental health help, educational asDanny Hinson, dean of global sistance, life skills training or transitional needs. For referrals to the program, contact Taylor Rumsey, education at Carson-Newman College, spoke at last week’s enrollment coordinator, at 865-474-6680. Information: Friendship Force of Knoxville www.ktownyen.org. meeting. Photo by Wendy Smith

Marble Springs State Historic Site executive director Anna Chappelle discusses Governor John Sevier at last week’s Welcome Wagon meeting. West Bearden Basketball League commissioner Robert Hewgley attended a recent open house at Bridgewater Place. The Photo by Wendy Smith league will use the facility’s gym, which boasts 32 shooting stations. Photo by Justin Acuff

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From page A-1 ence knowledge.” Burman and MacDonald have already put their first lab experience to good use. Both are now participating in UT’s Pre-Collegiate Research Scholars Program. The program matches students from Knox County high schools with mentors while they conduct original research. MacDonald completed her research on proteins that affect circadian rhythms over the summer. Burman will continue her research on nitrogen fi xa-

Baptist reunion “I’ve had people ask me, ‘When am I going to get an inv it at ion? ’” Joyce Porritt shared. Her reply: “It’s called Facebook.” At press Darden time, they already had reservations for 600-plus, about two-thirds of capacity. They’ve distributed fliers. Boling and Cynthia Campbell reported a scheduled TV appearance. Glenda Darden of Halls started nursing school at Baptist in 1958 and Rankin after graduating worked there for 40 years. “I retired seven years before it closed,” said Darden.

K-Town Youth Empowerment Network member Faith Schmaltz K gets some advice from Rosa Collins with K-Town Family Supg port as Judith Schmaltz, right, looks on. p

tion in soy beans throughout the year. “It’s motivating because it’s actual original research, rather than regurgitating someone else’s work,” Burman says. MacDonald was surprised to discover how much she enjoyed the field of neuroscience, given that her primary interest has always been environmental science. “It taught me to keep an open mind about my future career paths, and life in general.”

From page A-1 “These 12 years I’ve been waiting for this reunion.” The group credits physician David Rankin, who chaired the board when Baptist closed, for coming up with the reunion idea, but he says his contribution was encouraging the right people to lead. “Patsy and Glenda are patients of mine,” says Rankin, who now is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. “Usually when people from Baptist come in to the office we talk about Baptist and how it’s family. Patsy and I were talking, and she told me it’s been five years (since the hospital closed). “And I said, ‘Five years? We ought to have a reunion!’ We started talking about it. I said, ‘Patsy, you need to be head of this.’ She said, ‘Oh, head of what?’ “And then Ms. Darden came in the next week, and I said, ‘You and Patsy need to talk about this.’ So it went

from there.” Boling graduated from nursing school at Baptist in May 1973 and immediately went to work in orthopedics. She went on to spend 22 years in ICU, then moved to the nursing office in 1997 and stayed until it closed in 2008. “I was one of the last people to leave, actually, in the inpatient nursing area, and then we went to St. Mary’s,” said Boling, who’s now retired. She’s serious about being part of the Baptist family. “I felt like I grew up there,” she said. “Being in nursing school there and having all my friends and meeting head nurses and doctors at that time and then working as a nurse, it just really felt like a family. And I can say that I haven’t felt that at any other place that I worked. It’s been great.” To register offline, call 335-5275 or 218-7535 and leave your name, number and address by Sept. 12.

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