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HOAs weigh in on land use ■

50 cents THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

EDC focuses on land use

Power of lightning


Three homeowners association presidents participated in a land use plan focus group Wednesday, April 4, although all homeowners association presidents were invited. John-Paul Renier of Village Green, Sue Groves of Park Place and Barb Moseley of Cottages at Pryse Farm helped consultants from Winston Associates determine the best and worst qualities of life in Farragut. “I like what Farragut has become,” Moseley said. “We’re not a strict bedroom community like I’ve heard us described,” she added. “We have the best of both worlds here,” Groves said, referring to Farragut’s inclusion in a larger metro area but small-town feel. The trio complimented Farragut’s planning, aesthetic and building restrictions, including sign and light ordinances, as well as on the Town’s extensive park and greenway systems. “I’m glad it’s very well planned rather than happenstance,” Groves said. “There’s an impressive park system here.” The HOA presidents were one of several focus groups that met to discuss Farragut’s land use plan last week, with the ideas generated by the groups set to be discussed at a public meeting sched-

If anyone has not seen what can happen when lightning strikes a tree just take a look at this large tree that was hit Thursday night, April 5, off Glenn Abbey Boulevard between Kohl’s department store and Shiloh condominiums in Farragut, says Gene Larson of Shiloh. The large 12-15-inch diameter trunk of this tree split and all of the bark was scattered. This tree is directly opposite the west entrance to Kohl’s off Glenn Abbey Boulevard.


During discussions with Farragut’s comprehensive land use plan consultants, members of the Town’s economic development committee wondered whether the Town could — or should — pursue building a downtown district. Jeff Winston of Winston Associates asked EDC members where downtown was. “There isn’t one,” EDC chair Ginny McLain-Tate, of BB&T, said. The comprehensive land use plan will help Farragut dictate how land should be developed or redeveloped in future, with an eye toward the Town’s vision and goals. The focus groups — including one with the EDC — were held April 3-4 and will help create preliminary ideas to be vetted in public meetings beginning in May. “The heart of Farragut is right in this area,” McLain-Tate said of the Kingston Pike/Campbell Station Road intersection, commonly thought of as the center of Farragut. Farragut has bandied about the idea of constructing a downtown for years, including one plan for a town center district to

See LAND USE on Page 3A

See EDC on Page 3A

FBA, TDS bring art to the parks ■


Farragut Business Alliance invites the public to spend a spring weekend in April touring Farragut’s parks and chatting with painters during the second annual Art in the Park, presented by TDS Telecom. Art in the Park is a plein air event, featuring artists painting on location in Farragut parks and public spaces from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22. The Dogwood Arts Festival event will culminate with a reception for the artists — and a public showing of the finished pieces at Red Line Gallery in Village Green shopping center from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 27. The pieces will be for sale. “Each artist will have the piece they create on site and they’ll also have a studio piece, and all of it will be for sale,” said FBA executive director Allison

Sousa. The sale price will be split between the artist and the FBA. “And our hope is that we will be able to purchase one of the commemorative iron park benches, designated as being from the Farragut Business Alliance and Art in the Park. That’s the ultimate goal: to give back to the parks,” Sousa said. Twenty-five artists are participating in Art in the Park this year. “That’s a 40 percent increase over last year. We’re very excited,” Sousa said. “There was a huge interest this year,” she added. Artists will paint on location at Campbell Station Park, Mayor Bob Leonard Park, McFee Park, Anchor Park, Farragut Town Hall and the Farragut Memorial Plaza, the historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Old Concord and off Bridgemore Boulevard. This year’s event also will feature on-site musicians and a mini-lesson provided by Allied

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Brad Bittle paints a streetscape of Old Concord during Farragut Business Alliance’s inaugural 2011 Art in the Park event April 14. Bittle was one of several artists who participated in last year’s event. This year the event boasts 25 artists.

Music Instructors. Also new this year is a “Cookie Art” event for children — to be held from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, at the big pavilion in Campbell Station Park — and sponsored by Southernly Sweet. The Red Line Gallery reception will include hors d’oeuvres

catered by Seasons Café, with a cash wine bar. The art also will be juried, and prizes will be awarded to artists for Best in Show, first and second place. In addition, Seasons Café chef Deron Little will select a “Chef’s Choice” piece, which will hang in Seasons for a month.

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deathnotices • BAGBY, Dr. Roland, age 74, died Monday, April 2, 2012, of natural causes. He was an active member for many years at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and served several years as an elder. Professor emeritus at The University of Tennessee, he loved to play the guitar and sing, often singing for his students as part of his physiology course. He was distinguished in his study of smooth muscle, being the first to isolate a single cell of that tissue, and had a passionate interest in the area of laser holography. He was a devoted and faithful husband, a loyal big brother, a loving and gentle father, and enjoyed his grandchildren immensely. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Gloria Bagby; two daughters, Melanie Kidder and Laura Peck; two brothers, Richard and Samuel Bagby; four grandchildren; a nephew; and four nieces. Memorial service was Thursday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Clay Harrington officiating. Interment was Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery.

policereports Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at • BEETS, William “Bill” Pierce Sr., age 82, of Knoxville passed away early Tuesday morning, April 3, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. Bill was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church and a former member of Church Street United Methodist Church and West Knoxville Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret W. Beets; second wife, Ruby H. Beets; parents, H.E. and May Beets; and four brothers. Bill is survived by his son, William “Chip” Pierce Beets Jr. and wife, Alice; and several nieces and nephews. Private graveside services was Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 211 Center Park Drive, Suite 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Beets family.

birthnotices Parkwest Medical Center announces: • Steven and Jyoti Brummerstedt, Knoxville, twins, a boy, Jay Maurya, a girl, Aria Shanti • Matthew and Melody Smith, Knoxville, a girl, Aniela Jane • Jake and Jana Hackworth, Lenoir City, a boy, Parker Jacob • Don and Samantha Bible, Knoxville, a boy, Brody Fisher • Ben and LeighAnna Colgrove, Knoxville, a girl, Stella Palmer • Brian and Adrian West, Knoxville, a girl, Emma Louise • William and Krystal Burkhart, Knoxville, a boy, Madden Liam • Joseph and Tabitha Watkins, Loudon, a girl, Elaina Grace • Jereme and Holly Gregory, Knoxville, a boy, Brantley Elliott • Tony and Savannah Phillips, Powell, a boy, Brayden Anthony • Todd and Amy Whaley, Maryville, a girl, Abigail Tatum • Michael and Courtney King, Knoxville, a girl, Skylar Grace • Jason and Julie Barton, Maryville, a girl, Blakely Shields • Jeremy and Jessica Cox, Knoxville, a boy, Charlie Robert • Alexander and Haley Garvey, Loudon, a boy, Sean Alexander • Jeremiah Sweat and Katerra Matoy, Andersonville, a boy, Jayden Hunter • Bradley and Aimee Rayfield, Knoxville, a boy, Landon Scott

• Steven and Kalie Bearden, Knoxville, a girl, Shelby Kate • Phillip and Melissa Kyle, Knoxville, a boy, Matthew Preston • Brandon and Kandice Leffew, Kingston, a girl, Kylie Shields • Joshua and Melissa Morrison, Oak Ridge, a boy, Joshua Ryan • Chris and Audra Brannen, Knoxville, a girl, Blakely Elizabeth • Lance and Susie Vincent, Lenoir City, a girl, Ivy Noa • Jeremiah and Carrie Tarwater, Knoxville, a girl, Emma Love • Sean and Donna O’Malley, Powell, a girl, Alexis Johanna Arias • Chris and Kari Ford, Knoxville, a boy, Townes Wilkerson • Brad and Jennifer Massey, Knoxville, a girl, Tierney Dawn • John Smith and Marissa Mills, Louisville, a girl, Kinsley Joann • Andrew and Amanda Wertheimer, Knoxville, a girl, Abigail Hannah • Luc and Onie Hoang, Knoxville, a boy, Calvin Ryan • Ben and Amanda Scott, Knoxville, a boy, Lathe David • Nicholas and Beth Weissfeld, Knoxville, a boy, Miles Flynn • Willian Perez and Stephanie Bell, Lenoir City, a boy, Anderson Blaze • Cory and Marilyn Jorgensen, Knoxville, a boy, Quinn Isaiah • Avery and Jessica Cook, Lenoir City, a boy, Emmerson Glenn

• DENNING Jr., Bert A., age 81, of Knoxville died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans Home. Bert was a member of Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, working on small motors and especially reading. Bert was preceded in death by his father, Bert A. Denning Sr.; and mother, Alda Reed Denning. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katherine Bursby Denning; sons and daughters-in-law, David Andrew and Janice Denning, Mark Anthony and Kelly Denning; five grandchildren; a greatgrandson; and many friends at Faith Fellowship. Graveside service was Wednesday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery off John Sevier Highway with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Sledge officiating and full military honors conferred by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Denning family. • JOHNSON, Charles “Charlie” E., age 64, of Knoxville passed away Monday afternoon, April 2, 2012. Charlie was a member of Wrights Ferry Baptist church. He was a retired mechanic. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ceclia Johnson; father and stepmother, Charles Andrew and Alice Johnson; brothers, John and Bobby Johnson; four step-siblings and two nephews. Charlie is survived by his lifetime companion and best friend of 35 years, Cathy Howard; sons, Paul Johnson and Clint Johnson and wife,

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• April 4: Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Forest Crest Drive woman and charged her with a Class E Felony after Kohl’s department store personnel confronted her attempting to remove nearly $600 in merchandise from the store without paying for it. Complainant stated the arrestee was observed removing several pieces of jewelry throughout the store and then enter the fitting room. The arrestee allegedly brought two pairs of scissors and removed the bar codes and price tags and placed them in the pockets of jeans she attempted to place on hold. Complainant stated several jewelry boxes were found in the store’s shoe department in which the arrestee was observed. Jewelry matching the empty boxes was found in the arrestee’s purse. The arrestee was taken into custody and also issued a trespass warning from the store. • April 3: A Bicentennial Way resident reported to police a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice was missing from an I-40/75 at Watt Road location. Complainant stated the vehicle broke down and when he returned to pick it up, it was gone. • April 3: A Kearney Way resident reported to police that she discovered money missing from her purse while visiting her mother at a nearby medical facility. Complainant stated $200 was missing. • April 2: Police were dispatched to Turkey Creek Medical Center to investigate an assault claim. The victim, a Black Road man, told police he was walking to his truck, which was parked at TA Truck Stop off Lovell Road, when an unknown black male came up behind him and inflicted a nearly 3-inch laceration in his back before taking his wallet. The wallet

contained more than $400 in cash. The victim transported himself to TCMC. • April 1: A worker at Petro Truck Stop off Watt Road reported the theft of four CB antennas from the property. A description of the semi truck the suspect was driving was given to investigating officers. • April 1: A Webb Road resident was arrested at Kohl’s department store in Farragut after store personnel caught him leaving the store wearing a pair of shoes for which he had not paid. The arrestee was issued a misdemeanor citation and escorted off the premises. • April 1: A Normandy Drive woman called police upon discovering her home had been burglarized upon returning home after a week’s absence. Entry was made by forcing open a rear door. Complainant advised several of her neighbors’ homes had been burglarized during the same period. Detectives advised the woman some of her property may have already been recovered. • March 31: Police were dispatched to Wild Wing Café off Campbell Lakes Drive on a disturbance call. Complainant told police he called when a large fight broke out inside the business around 11 p.m. Employees were able to get the fighting parties outside the business. As one of the combatants, the arrestee, was leaving, he allegedly punched the front door breaking the glass. When officers arrived, the arrestee was in front of the business yelling, cursing and engaging in a fight with another male. The arrestee, a Duzane Drive resident, was taken into custody, charged with public intoxication and felony vandalism. Cost to replace the front door is estimated to be about $1,200.

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EDC From page 1A

be built on former mayor Eddy Ford’s property off Kingston Pike that was abandoned due to the recession. But some EDC members thought the downtown idea perhaps should be dropped. “Seventy-five percent of the corners [at the Kingston Pike/Campbell Station intersection] are empty. I’m not sure we’re right about this being the center,” Phil Dangel, The Shrimp Dock owner, said. “There is so much empty space in spots we think are good, but we aren’t able to fill them,” he added. David Purvis, Farragut Wine & Spirits owner, said, “I sometimes feel we’re trying to take ourselves back to another time, and that [downtown] doesn’t work anymore.”

“I don’t think we could take this intersection and build a downtown around it — it would be too difficult and I don’t think it would be viable anyway,” he added. Alderman Bob Markli said many municipalities are spending millions trying to rehabilitate existing downtowns, and Farragut’s retail core already had shifted toward the Interstate and Turkey Creek. “There’s no putting that chicken back in the coop,” he said. He wondered if Kingston Pike couldn’t become a social activity center, with offices, restaurants and community-based small tenants, a community center, churches, sports facilities and such. “You don’t look at it for revenue potential. Farragut is a residential town,” he said. That led EDC to another

vision for Farragut — one that includes more apartment buildings. “Bring the age we’re looking for into Town,” Dangel said of a younger generation of potential Farragut residents. Apartment buildings even could be constructed on vacant properties that currently are zoned commercial. “Would you want apartments on a former grocery store site? Probably not. But a former grocery store next to a creek and a path? Maybe,” Winston said. Those types of ideas are the purpose of a comprehensive land use plan, Winston said. The process was about identifying the areas subject to change — for example, Farragut’s vacant commercial properties — and then establish a vision for how those areas should

redevelop. According to Winston, the comprehensive land use plan

also will include an action plan to take those ideas from dream to reality.

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shouldn’t be redeveloped to necessarily compete with Turkey Creek, but to fill gaps Turkey Creek doesn’t fill. “I’d like to see Farragut stay as it is,” Renier said, indicating he liked seeing Farragut as a largely residential community, with Turkey Creek being “a little too much.” “Do we need more? I’m not so sure,” he said. The three also wanted to see increased connectivity among greenways, rather than links without connections, and were amenable to Farragut’s downtown concept — the Town Center District — being rediscussed.

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uled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 8. “It’s an important thing because it takes everybody’s input,” Renier said of the land use plan, which helps Farragut designate how land should be developed and redeveloped. The three HOA presidents also had ideas for how Farragut should look in the future, particularly in reference to currently empty shopping centers along Kingston Pike. “Turkey Creek really enhanced the Town,” Moseley said. “But on the other hand, it’s shifted and now you have an ‘old Farragut.’” Groves said Kingston Pike

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Good things are continuing to happen in the town of Farragut. Last weekend West End Center hosted its inaugural Community Easter Festival. The community event featured egg hunts as well as a trackless train, inflatables and the chance for children to interact with Rural Metro fire trucks and Knox County Sheriff’s Office robotic equipment. The event drew hundreds of participants — young and old — with sidewalk sales, face painting, music and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. If you missed this event, mark your calendar to look for it next year. On the horizon is the second annual Art in the Park event hosted by Farragut Business Alliance and TDS Telecom, you know, the telephone company. The public is invited to spend a spring weekend outdoors in Farragut parks chatting with painters as they create scenic works of art depicting your favorite views. This is Farragut’s only Dogwood Arts Festival event and one not to miss. This year, 25 artists will be participating, scattered around Campbell Station, Mayor Bob Leonard, McFee and Anchor parks as well as Farragut Town Hall, Farragut Memorial Plaza, Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Old Concord and off Bridgemore Boulevard in Bridgemore subdivision. Spectators will be treated to on-site musicians and a mini-lesson provided by Allied Music Instructors. Oh, and don’t forget the kids. This year a “Cookie Art” event just for children will be held in the pavilion in Campbell Station Park. A reception for the artists and a chance to purchase the artwork will be held at Red Line Gallery in Village Green shopping center Friday, April 27. “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” this year’s theme for the annual Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Silent and Live Auction is slated for April 20, at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center. The last chance to buy tickets to the event is Monday, April 16. This is a great event with a lot of bargains and mingling take place. Go to for information.

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Deaths From page 2A Melissa; stepchildren, Angela, Robert, Michelle and Kathi; five grandchildren; two adopted grandchildren; eight other grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella and Gary Greenlee, Ella and Kurtis Vaughn; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life was Thursday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with the Rev. Clint Johnson and the Rev. Richard Young officiating. Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike, served the Johnson family. • SLUDER, Laurie L. Fagg, age 43, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, April 4, 2012, at Parkwest Medical Center. She was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, the Bible Study Fellowship group and the Sunrise Sunday School class. Laurie was a gradutate of Tennessee Tech University, The University of Tennessee and a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was a speech language pathologist. Laurie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Milton Drummond, Marie Perry Fagg, Robert A. and Frances Hodges. She is survived by her loving husband, Mark L. Sluder; sons, Robert Joseph “Joeâ€? Sluder, age 11, and John Lewis “Jackâ€? Sluder, age 7, of the home; parents, Bob and Sally Fagg; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Jon Ownby; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerry L. and Anne B. Sluder; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mandy and Robin Hitson; nieces, Elizabeth Ownby and

Abbey Hitson, Rachel Shelton, Rhiley Cupp. A Celebration of Life was Saturday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church with Dr. Steve Sallee officiating. Interment followed at Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 355 Trane Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Manna House Food Ministry of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. Online condolences may be sent to Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. • THOMPSON, Richard “Richâ€? Charles, departed this life Saturday, March 24, 2012. Rich attended Bearden High School and went on to work for Ruby Tuesday’s as a contractor. Rich built homes in the West Knoxville area as well as restaurants, including the original Stir Fry CafĂŠ in The Gallery. His talents in the industry were great and he made many friends along the way. Those who knew him will never forget Rich’s infectious laugh and his comforting smile. He had a way of putting those around him at ease with his loving personality. We will continue to enjoy life knowing his spirit is always close to us. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Richard Thompson; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Topping. He is survived by his loving children, Shane Flanary and Taylor Lee Thompson; children’s mother, Judy Thompson; his mother, Catherine Richmond; and sister, Roberta Thompson. Rich also leaves behind one of his best and most cherished friends, Rocky Roark. A memorial service was

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• WOLOSZYN, Robert J., age 65, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at home. He was born at Cook County Hospital in Chicago Aug. 20, 1946, to Joseph Leo Woloszyn and Stephanie Olesko. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War as part of the 101st Airborne, and worked at Ted Russell Ford the last 12 years. Robert was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 33 years,

Catherine Greene; children, Adam Woloszyn, Cassandra Cericola and Alexis Tucker; grandchildren, Brittany and Teddy Woloszyn, Gianna and Anthony Cericola, and Catherine Shea and Laney Anne Tucker. The family wishes to thank all their many family and friends for their support and comfort. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences

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If you’re relatively young, and you’ve been investing only a few years, you possess an asset that is invaluable and cannot be replaced: time. And the more time you spend contributing to taxadvantaged investments, the better off you may be. As an investor, time is your ally for two reasons. First, the more time you give to your growth-oriented investments, the greater their growth potential. And second, the effects of market volatility have tended to decrease over time, though as you no doubt have heard, past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Clearly, it pays to put time on your side. And when you’re investing in taxadvantaged vehicles, time becomes an even more critical component of investment success, especially when you are young and have several decades ahead of you before you retire. Suppose, for example, that you put $200 per month into an investment on which you paid taxes every year. If you earned a hypothetical 7% return on this investment, you’d end up with about $324,000 after 40 years. But if you put that same $200 per month into a taxdeferred investment, such as a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and you earned that same 7% return, you’d wind up with about $513,000 after 40 years. Of course, once you starting taking withdrawals, presumably when you’re retired, you’ll have to pay taxes on your earnings, so your after-tax accumulation would be about $385,000, assuming you took your IRA in a lump sum (which most people don’t) and also assuming you were in the 25% tax bracket. However, by the time you retire, you may be in a lower bracket.

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Scores of hungry boosters supporting Farragut High School boys soccer team enjoyed a special treat, joining players and coaches for the program’s annual pancake breakfast at Aubrey’s Café, S. Campbell Station Road, Saturday morning, March 2. Players stayed busy waiting and busing tables and greeting customers, working hard to keep orders filled, tables cleaned and customers happy.

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Area restaurant health scores: • Altruda’s, 125 N. Peters Road, 78 • Angelina’s Pizza & Pasta, 11221 Outlet Drive, 92 • Bistro by the Tracks, 215 Brookview Center, 74 • Chick-fil-A, 9646 Kingston Pike, 80 • Denton’s, 11221 Outlet Drive, 91 • El Mezcal, 11110 Kingston Pike, 86 • Fleming’s, 11287 Parkside Drive, 92 • Genghis Grill, 11316 Parkside Drive, 84 • Jim’s Amish Foods, 11221 Outlet Drive, 96 • Lenny’s Sub Shop, 150 Lovell Road, 90 • Marlin & Ray’s, 319 Lovell Road, 89 • O’Charley’s, 8077 Kingston Pike, 96 • Outback Steakhouse, 330 N. Peters Road, 63 • Pablos, 11221 Outlet Drive, 92 • Parkside Tavern, 338 N. Peters Road, 85 • Puleo’s Grille, 260 W. Peters Road, 78 • Salsarita’s, 10919 Parkside Drive, 78 • Smoky Mountain Brewery, 11308 Parkside Drive, 90 • Sullivan’s, 9648 Kingston Pike, 83

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Terrah Banakas has opened her own massage therapy business in Renaissance | Farragut, with an open house planned for April 13. “I do a lot of therapeutic work, for people who have chronic conditions or something they’ve been trying to get worked out,” Banakas said. Banakas offers deep tissue, relaxation, sports and chair massages and aromatherapy. Banakas will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 13, and invites the public to “come in and check it out.” Massage by Terrah Banakas is located in suite 204 in Renaissance, 12740 Kingston Pike, next to Seasons Café. Banakas is offering discounts during April. While Banakas does offer some relaxation massage, she specializes in therapeutic work, which focuses on problem areas or even chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia. “We really focus in on that muscle group and all the muscles that are being pulled out of alignment,” Banakas said. “People don’t necessarily have to come in to get a full-body massage, but they might come in just for that one area to work on, and they might make it a shorter appointment and more frequent during the month.

“I like to help those people,” she added. Banakas also offers energy work, a unique treatment that focuses on positive energy. “Some people have a chronic illness and can’t have a lot of their lymph moved around in traditional massage styles,” she said. For such clients, “the best you can do is have an intent to heal. That energy goes a long way. “I explain it to people that when you go into a room and there’s so much tension you feel you could cut it with a knife, that’s negative energy. So you want to try to put [out] positive energy, healing energy, prayer,” Banakas said. Banakas said energy work is available to clients who request it. “It’s not as popular, but it is something people can request. And if they can find it here, they’ll know where to go when they want it,” she said. Banakas also offers a “stay well program,” which offers discounts to clients who book massage appointments a month apart, or who buy packages. “Like, if they buy three or six or twelve hours in advance, which they can break up however they choose: they can share it with a family member or break it down into 90 minutes or even a two-hour massage session, they can do that,” Banakas said. She also offers a referral pro-

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gram, which gives new clients a $10 discount off a massage and gives the person who referred them a $15 discount. Banakas takes massages by appointment, which can be arranged at her website, m/ She also offers some on-site massages, for clients who can’t travel or prefer massages in

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playbook Danny Eller used a 7-iron to nail a hole-inone on No. 10 at Baileyton Golf Club March 31, with Harold Walker, Bill Talley and Tim Walker as witnesses. Pam Tebow, mother of New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, will speak at First Baptist Concord beginning with festivities at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 26, concerning Hope Resource Center’s annual fundraising event. The Red Sox, Rockies and Yankees all won season-opening games last week in CBFO Softball 4-7 League play at Northshore Fields. Three town of Farragut Competitive Volleyball League teams opened the 2012 Spring season with victories last week: Believe the HYPE, Slackers and Untouchables. Former Farragut High School volleyball players Julia Alves and Kayla Hartman signed with colleges last week: Alves with Winthrop University (South Carolina) and Hartman with University of West Georgia. Junior shortstop Ryan Ford (BHS 2009) singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Middle Tennessee a 4-3 home win against Arkansas Little Rock Sunday. Monday town of Farragut Recreation Volleyball League winners last week were Go Pound Sand, Set Shorty and Somewhat Hot. Freshman infielder Parker Wormsley (Webb 2011) laid down a critical sacrifice bunt allowing his Tennessee Volunteers to score a huge run in a 4-3 win at South Carolina Friday, April 6. Tuesday town of Farragut Recreation Volleyball League winners were (East) All Sets Are Off, Just Dig It, Sons of Beaches, Super Stars and (West) Full of Hits, GVBC, Serve it Right, and Spikeaholics.

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A.J. Simcox led the hit parade for the Farragut High School baseball team Friday afternoon. Simcox, the Admirals senior shortstop, went 4-for-4 with a homer, a triple, two doubles, four runs and six runs batted in, to lead Farragut to a 17-3 victory over Anderson County in the opening round of the DeMarini Diamond Academy Baseball Classic at FHS’s John Heatherly Field April 8. “My extra base hits don’t mean anything if the guys aren’t on in front of me,” Simcox said. “[Center fielder and leadoff hitter] Jammer [Strickland] got four hits and [right fielder and No. 9 hitter] Alex [Schuttler] was on in front of me a couple of times.” Farragut, which improved to 14-4 with the victory over the Mavericks, came to the ballpark trailing ACHS Friday as the contest was suspended late on Thursday, April 5, when a band of severe thunderstorms hammered West Knox County. Anderson County touched up Farragut freshman pitcher Eric Lessig for three runs in the top of the first. The Admirals answered with a pair in the bottom of the frame before inclement weather halted action. The Ads, who trailed 3-2

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Nick Senzel, Farragut junior second baseman, leaves his feet to make a catch against Anderson County.

when action resumed, wasted little time knotting the game when Nick Senzel scored the tying run Admirals 17 on a wild pitch. Mavericks 3 Farragut, which pounded out 18 hits, took control from there. The Admirals scored five times in the second and added five more runs in the third, to take a 10-3 lead in the contest, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. In the second, Simcox had a two-run double off Mavs’ starter

Grant Parrett and Chambers, the Admirals sophomore first baseman, hit a three-run homer off reliever Corey Ridenour. In the following inning, Simcox and reserve catcher Nico Mascia each had two-run doubles and Chambers added a scoring single. The Admirals culminated things in the fourth with four more runs. Farragut used the long ball in that frame as Simcox hit a three-run blast and Chambers hit a solo shot. “All the guys came out ready to play today,” Chambers said.

Lady Hawks slip past Bearden

CBFO Softball commissioner Don Hutcheson announces 324 girls ages 4 to 19 signed up for play in four leagues (28 teams) this season. Bearden signings set for this week are senior soccer forward Conner McCarty inking with Maryville College and senior basketball post Drew Standifer signing with King College. Emma Myrick, Hardin Valley Academy senior midfielder, signed with The University of the Cumberlands Tuesday afternoon, April 3.

Tennessee sophomore pitcher Nick Williams (FHS 2010) has compiled a 2.02 earned run average (2-3 record) in 14 appearances, four starts.

sportsbriefs • Sixth Annual Breakthrough's 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk will be held adjacent to Turkey Creek Pinnacle 18 Regal Cinema, Parkside Drive, starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 14. For more information, e-mail • Harvey Broome Group, Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, announces upcoming outings to include: Saturday, April 16, Take-a-Hike, Cove Hardwood self-guiding nature trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, contact Mac Post at or 865-938-3116. Saturday, April 23, Rich Mountain Loop, GSMNP; contact Priscilla Watts at Sunday, May 1, dayhike, Ace Gap Trail, GSMNP; contact Will Skelton at or call 865-523-2272 or 865742-7327. Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8, backpack, Rock and Possum Creek Gorge Sections, Cumberland Trail. Contact Warren or Carol Devine: or call 865-4837894.

“We came in a run down and we knew we had the tying run on and had to score that tying run. “Everybody, from one through nine, got hits and produced.” Junior Chris Hutson relieved Lessig when play resumed. Hutson hurled four scoreless innings. He surrendered one hit and hit a batter while recording a strikeout. “Chris really throws strikes,” Chambers said. “He throws to his spots and throws for ground balls. “He’s a valuable guy for us to have.”

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Kara Amin, Hardin Valley junior centerfielder, prepares to lay down a sacrifice bunt against Bearden.

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Three early season losses by one run have made Hardin Valley Academy’s softball team “tougher and stronger” according to HVA head coach Whitney Hickam. Whatever the formula, the Lady Lady Hawks 6 Hawks slipped Lady Bulldogs 5 out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh inning at Bearden, ending with a Jasmine Langston strikeout pitch to win 6-5 Friday evening, April 6, at Kim Hazelwood Field. “McCall [Beckler, catcher] called a change-up,” said Langston, team relief pitcher and starting left fielder, about the decisive pitch with runners and first and second. “They’ve got heart,” Hickam said about her HVA girls, who improved to 4-6. The Lady See HVA on page 2B

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Liza El-Ajam, Hardin Valley Academy sophomore shortstop (blue), is tagged out by Bearden senior first baseman Sara Burklin.

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Bulldogs fell to 6-6. Hardin Valley jumped ahead 30 early, but Bearden bounced back to tie it 3-3 with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. “Timely hitting, we had some clutch hits,” Hickam said. “We had a huge two-out, two-run hit from Kaitlyn Fisher, she’s our [No.] nine hitter, and that was in the sixth, and that was really the biggest hit of the game.” Fisher’s single to right field broke the 3-3 tie, making it 5-3. Fisher then scored on a single by Beckler. Danielle Willis, BHS senior

shortstop, doubled and scored on Sara Burklin’s RBI single in the sixth, cutting the lead to 6-4. Consecutive walks started the Lady Bulldogs’ last at-bat in the seventh. One run scored on a fielder’s choice before Langston, who relieved HVA starter Caira McHenry in the fifth inning, induced a ground out prior to the game-ending strikeout. Errors proved costly to BHS. Leonard Sams, Bearden head coach, said he had “a very tired team” whose play resulted in several “tired errors.” Megan Barnett had a secondinning single that produced a run, thanks to an outfield error, making it 2-0 HVA. Barnett then

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McCall Beckler, HVA senior catcher, begins her slide into home plate as Bearden junior pitcher waits for the relay toss after a wild pitch. Beckler scored and the Lady Hawks won 6-5.

scored thanks to another Bearden error. Bearden responded in the second: Kierstyn Freeman scored on an RBI single from Jessie Goodson, BHS starting pitcher.

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The goal of McTeachers Night at Farragut McDonald’s was to raise funds toward improving classroom technology at Farragut Intermediate School. But for FIS students on hand to enjoy Big Macs, crispy fries and other treats, “They absolutely love seeing the teachers outside of the classroom,” said Susan Horn, FIS PTA president. Horn’s third-grade daughter, Reagan, was among several FIS families enjoying fun and food — featuring FIS teachers as greeters at both entrances — that extended from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening, March 29. Raising $700, McTeachers Night was held

with the blessing of Jason Burger, McDonald’s franchisee (Farragut and Lenoir City). “I think they were hoping for maybe 10 families, but I already see 15 or 20 coming in here,” said Dacia Maxwell-Hix, FIS PTA member and substitute teacher, around 6 p.m. “This is far beyond what they expected. Teachers were challenging their students to bring their families in.” See MCTEACHER on Page 8B Alan Sloan/farragutpress

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Pack 555 participants joined their siblings and parents to closely follow the finishing stretch of every Pinewood Derby race.


Aidan Linginfelter, a third generation participant in Pinewood Derby’s wooden home-built car racing, chose a “Firebird” style. This Tiger Cub Scout from Pack 555, a first-grader at Farragut Primary School, was

among 30 boys first through fifth grade from FPS and Hardin Valley Elementary School to participate in this annual event at First Farragut United Methodist Church late last month. Ian Oosterling, a Tiger Cub and first-grade HVES student, said his No. 98 black and white car was in the shape and colors “of an Orca

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Farragut’s Unsung Navy Volunteers reached a landmark number this past year: they have volunteered more than 100,000 hours since the inception of the program in 1992. Parks and leisure services director Sue Stuhl announced during the FUN banquet Friday, March 30, at Fox Den Country Club, that in 2011, 89 volunteers contributed 4,754 hours, worth about $47,540. Since 1992, volunteers have given 108,019 hours, worth about $1,080,190. The FUN Banquet, which also recognized contribution from 83 volunteers on 12 standing Farragut committees, especially honored one long-standing Town volunteer. Bob Linsell was honored for volunteering for 25 years on the Farragut Folklife Museum Committee. “Bob and his wife, Sandy, both of whom are also long-time FUN volunteers, are moving back to Ohio next month to be close to their children and grandchildren,” Town administrator David Smoak said. “Bob started with the Museum Committee in 1987 when it was first formed. He is the last mem-

ber of the original committee to still serve on the current Farragut Folklife Museum Committee,” he added. Smoak, Mayor Ralph McGill, and aldermen Ron Honken and Bob Markli recognized committee service awards. Reaching the five-year volunteer mark are Loretta Bradley of Farragut Folklife Museum Committee and Marty Layman of Visual Resources Review Board. Reaching the 10-year mark are Stephen Byrd, Bernard Levenson and Ron Jones, all of Board of Plumbing & Gas/Mechanical Examiners. Reaching the 15-year mark are Mary Agnes Schaeffer and Sandy Garber, both of the Arts Council. Reaching the 20-year mark is Mabel Sumner of Beautification Committee. FUN volunteers also were recognized for their service; the FUN volunteers are ranked according to the hours they volunteer, and several volunteers moved up in rank in 2011. New lieutenants are Dixie Andrews, Jack Bondurant, Steve Stow and Mabel Sumner. New commanders are Sandy Garber and Pat Schriver. New captain is Peggy Cameron. New comSee VOLUNTEERS on Page 6B

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The Smith family was totally blindsided by Wilson’s disease early in 2011, leaving youngest son, 16-year-old Parker, in a wheelchair and unable to speak. Wilson’s disease – a buildup of copper in the body attacking various organs – was discovered in Parker last April, and is triggered by “a genetic disorder, he got it from his dad [Ed] and I,” said Gina Smith, Parker’s mother. “We don’t have it, but we’re both carriers,” she added. “One in 100 people carry this disorder. It takes two people that are carriers to [pass it on] to your child. And then the child has a one-in-four chance of having it.” Parker Smith Tournament was Farragut Baseball Inc.’s way of helping the family pay for mounting medical bills for Parker, a first baseman in Mickey Mantle League clinging to hope for a full recovery. “Of all the kids on the team, he’s probably the one with the best strength and resolve to be able to handle an adversity such as this,” said assistant coach Jeff Jansen, whose Mickey Mantle team was among several FB, Inc. youth teams that played in the three-day fundraising tournament FridaySunday, March 30-April 1, at Northshore Fields. “He’s been playing baseball since he’s been 5,” Gina said. In February 2011, “He started having what I thought were neurological symptoms,” Gina said. “His balance was off and his voice was slowing, he wasn’t speaking as fast as normal. He was weaker and not as loud.” “His expression on his face was different.” Taken to “orthopedic and pediatric” physicians locally without a successful diagnosis, the Smiths finally got Parker’s Wilson’s disease diagnosis at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after “an emergency room visit” April 8.

The news about Parker “actually was not devastating,” Gina said. “I was afraid it would be something so much worse.” Parker currently is unable to walk, speak or even hold his eyelids open without having to use his hands, Gina said. “It’s like a spasm in the eyelids.” Through it all, “doctors said it was definitely treatable and that there was a very good chance that he would have a complete recovery,” Gina said. However, “It has taken longer than we expected that it would … he has not gotten better yet.” With the Smiths members of First Baptist Concord, “The people there are always offering to help,” Gina said, also including “Shriners” and “the baseball team” among other groups and individuals helping provide “a financial cushion. … He has a lot of great, great friends.” That also included “a couple of friends of Parker’s who had benefits for him at Painting With a Twist on Lovell Road,”

Gina added. Having caught up on his schoolwork as a sophomore “part-time” student at Hardin Valley Academy according to Gina, “Parker is a high-achiever and he wants to be psychiatrist.” One good thing has come from an otherwise devastating disease. “I get to spend a lot of time with Parker, and I have gotten to know him so much better,” Gina said. Though Ed lost his job in January 2011, and the family already was without health insurance at that time, “We have insurance now. Things are looking better now,” Gina said. The Smiths’ oldest son, Austin, 17, also has contracted Wilson’s disease. However, “It hasn’t activated in him,” Gina said. “Just knowing you have it, you can treat it. Austin is taking medication now to keep the copper from accumulating in his body.”

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community Wednesday, April 11 King College will host an open house at the College's Hardin Valley location, 10950 Spring Bluff Way. For more information, contact King’s Office of Admissions at or toll free at 800-362-0014.

Thursday, April 12 The Dixie Highway Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m., at the home of member, Linda Hopkins. The meeting will highlight area wildflower pilgrimage information. Members also will enjoy a spring luncheon and tours of the hostess' garden. For more information, call LaQuita Misner, 865-671-6357.

Friday, April 13 Nine former and current Maryville College art students will be dedicated at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Federal Courthouse at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Johnathan Sitzlar, 865-545-4330.

Friday, April 13 Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Steering Committee meeting, 3 p.m., in the Mezzanine conference room, located on the “M” level of the Andrew Johnson Building (912 S. Gay Street). For more information, call Jennifer Faddis, 865-594-2972.

Fridays and Saturdays, now to April 14 Town of Farragut and IRS will offer income tax assistance at no charge each day beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call 856-966-7057.

Saturday, April 14 The board of Advisors of The University of Tennessee School of Music will host Showcase 2012: Soundsation! To benefit student scholarships at the School of Music at 6 p.m. Reservations and a minimum sponsorship of $150 per person are required. For more information, call the School of Music, 865-974-3241.

Saturday, April 14 The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and will take place rain or shine on the UT agricultural campus. For more information, call Sandra Harbison, 865974-7377 or

Saturday, April 14 Sixth Annual Breakthrough's 5k run and walk and 1 mile walk will be held at Turkey Creek Regal Cinema starting at 8 a.m. Lori Tucker will be our Honorary Chair. For more information, e-mail,

Saturday, April 14 Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association will host the third Marble Springs Storytelling Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. Parking is free and there will be food on site. Bring seating. $5 all day, $3 student, under 6 free, $20 for a family. For more information, call 865-573-5508 Sponsored by Gov John Sevier Memorial

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Sunday, April 15 Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will have its monthly business meeting at 2 p.m. at the Ramsey House Plantation. Before the meeting, Jerry Raymer, Chief of Staff, Tennessee Division Sons of Confederate Veterans, will present a program on “The Mortal Side of Stonewall Jackson. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 16 and April 23 Tennessee Valley Players is holding auditions for the Gershwins’ musical political satire “OF THEE I SING” at Farragut Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. A cast of 35 men and women of various ages is needed for singing and/or dancing roles. Auditions will consist of 16 bars of an appropriate song, dance movement and reading from the script. Bring a copy of your music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Newcomers are welcome. Performances will be June 8 - 10 and June 15 - 17 at the UT Carousel Theatre. For more information, call 865- 584-8173.

Thursday and Friday, April 19-20 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform the next installment of the Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series at 8 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. The concert will feature David Kim. For more information, call 865-521-2325.

Friday and Saturday, April 20-21 A unique glass blowing demonstration by Cody Nicely, one of Knoxville’s most successful emerging glass artists, will be held from 10 a.m. to” 5 p.m. at Liz-Beth Gallery. The event, sponsored by Netgain Corporation, Lawler Wood Housing LLC and PMG Benefits Counseling, is a featured event of the Dogwood Arts Festival. Students ages 15 and older may register to work with Nicely to make a glass ball ornament. There is no charge to the students but space is limited. For more information, visit or 865-691-8129.

Friday and Saturday, April 20-21 Knoxville Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America will host a spring show, which will feature techniques including beading, canvas, counted thread, surface embroidery, hardanger, pulled thread, free style and more at Farragut Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will highlight the BGA’s Master Craftsman Program and members will be present to answer questions. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at

Saturday, April 21 EarthFest 2012 will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Saturday, April 21 Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. at the Chop House in

Franklin Square on Kingston Pike. A UT member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority will speak on their support project, “Breast Cancer Awareness and Education.” For more information, call 865-675-6420.

Wednesday, April 25 Christopher Pollack, MD, with Premier Surgical Associates at Parkwest, speaks at the Strang Senior Center. Attendance is $5, and a complimentary boxed lunch will be available to all attendees who RSVP by April 18. For more information, call 865-541-4500.

No. 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet at 10 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Brunch will be served at 10 followed by the program and business session. The program will be “Civil War Music & History of Musical Pieces” presented by Conny Ottoway. Visitors are welcome to attend. Cost of Brunch is $15. For reservations or more information, call Elaine Clonts Russell, 865-980-6346 or Debra Wilson, 865-856-9300.

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The Knox County Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Department will host its District Advisory Council’s Spring meeting, 6 p.m., at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center, located at 801 Tipton Ave. The District Advisory Council, which is composed of parent/community representatives from each school, helps identify and drive parent engagement strategies and activities for the Knox County Schools. For more information, call Jennifer Faddis, 865-594-2972.

The free seminar titled, "I'm A Caregiver? Oh, what do I do now?" will be presented by Bob Coyne, caregiver facilitator, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Library. (next to the post office.) If you are caring for a family loved one, plan on attending this educational and informative class to help you cope with stress, isolation, anger, sadness and family issues. There is no greater calling in life than taking care of a loved one. You will receive a supply of printed resource and reference materials. Due to limited seating space, please call 671-9199 to register before April 28.

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A.L. Lotts Elementary School PTA school cookbook will be on sale for $10. For more information, email

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Friday, April 27 Tickets for the fourth annual “ARTitude: Furniture with an Attitude” are on sale now. The event will be held at The Tennessee Terrace at Neyland Stadium. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and deserts. For more information, call 865-546-4661.

Saturday, April 28 Ijams Nature Center will host a Rain Barrel Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon for $35 per barrel. Workshop will include: rain barrel, supplies for installation of your rain barrel, instructional demonstration and benefits of using rain barrels. For more information call 865-523-3800.

Saturday, April 28 East Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 22nd annual Walk to Cure Diabetes runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Worlds Fair Park. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Fundraising goal of the chapter is to realize more than $465,000 for research to find better treatments and a cure for diabetes and its complications. For more information, call JDRF, 865-544-0768 or

Saturday, April 28 The Knox County Council of Garden Clubs presents its 19th annual Spring Garden Festival hosted by The Shops of Franklin Square, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event, sanctioned by the Dogwood Arts Festival, offers a variety of live plants: shrubs, wildflowers, day lilies, herbs, annuals, perennials, orchids, cacti, hostas, ferns, bonsai, and others. Also garden décor items will include birdhouses, garden art, Hypertufa pots, pottery, etc. For more information, call Caroline Woodring, 865-966-5524.

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lors, prints, oils (soft floral), stained glass, acrylics, quilts, and pottery. Exhibits will be located at Main Street's grand entrance to the church (just inside the entryway), on the platform of the Sanctuary, in the balcony of the Sanctuary, in its Welcome Center, in the Fred Brown Chapel, in hallways, and in specially assigned rooms throughout the church. For more information, visit

Now through April 30 Knoxville Association of Women Executives is carrying out its commitment to support further progressions of women in the business world. KAWE bestows an annual scholarship to two deserving recipients at $1,000. One will be given to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student who meet the criteria. Deadline is April 30. For more information, call Denise Stillman or email

New Harvest Center hosts a Rain Barrel Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. $35 per barrel. Workshop will include: rain barrel, supplies for installation of your rain barrel, instructional demonstration and benefits of using rain barrels. For more information call 865-523-3800.

worship Friday and Saturday, April 13-14 Knox Area Rescue Ministries will host a “KARM Camp Out,” at World’s Fair Park festival lawn. Event will fundraise for KARM and will feature family activities, appearances by Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball team and live music provided by Davis Mitchell & The Dirty Angels, Christabel and the Jons, and Levon Walker. Registration fee per campe is $25. For more information, visit or call 865-633-7625.

Friday through Sunday, April 13-15 Spousal Loss Retreat, themed “Beginning Experience Weekend” will be held at Deerfield Resort in LaFollette Friday through Sunday, April 13-15. Retreat is open to those separated, divorced or widowed. Cost is $175; e-mail Marian Christiana at with “Beginning Experience” in subject line of e-mail.

Saturday, May 5 German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee, together with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and City of Knoxville, will host a “K-9 Veterans Day” observance at 1 p.m. The event will take place, rain or shine, at the War Dog Memorial, at UT College of Veterinary Medicine. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Donna Fefee, 865-207-1956.

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Friday, June 1 The Gallery at Main Street, located in the historic First Baptist Church in downtown, is seeking artisans for art exhibitions to be held on the first Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition is open to living artists 18 years or older, regardless of geographic location. Entitled "Graced with Floral," the exhibition will feature floral art exclusively. Work must be original, completed after March 31, 2009 and must fal in the following categories: Waterco-

Concord United Methodist Church will hold a church-wide rummage sale to benefit Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services and CUMC’s youth group. Hours are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. Rummage item donations will be accepted at the Church beginning April 18.

Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host its women’s spring retreat April 20-22 at Bear Claw Lodge in Gatlinburg. Cost for the weekend is $80; cost for Saturday only is $25. To reserve a spot, e-mail Rebekah Jones at or Angie Sledge at angies

Saturday, April 28 Ladies of Charity will host its annual fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at Knoxville Catholic High School gymnasium. Cost is $75 per ticket, including “Chuckwagon Dinner with all the Fixins,” country square dancing and live auction. Attendees must be 21 or older; reserve a spot by April 20 by calling Carolyn Susano at 865-584-1480.


Whitehead’s casserole for her boys Rebecca Whitehead started making French Toast Casserole when her boys were young. She wanted a good breakfast dish that she could make for them on special occasions. Rebecca works for the Department of Energy in Oak Ridge and makes it anytime there is a work breakfast. Her husband, John ,and boys Aaron (13,) a n d Christian (10) love when she has work Sarah breakfasts Hebbeler because Cooking that means with Sarah they will get French Toast casserole for breakfast. It is simple to double, so she usually makes one casserole for the work breakfast and one casserole for her family. “The best thing about it is that it’s quick, easy, and you can make it the night before and bake it in the morning when you are getting ready for the day,” says Rebecca. Her kids have started to help make this recipe since they enjoy eating it so much! Ingredients: 16 slices of white bread cut into 1/2 inch cubes 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened in microwave 8 large eggs 1 1/2 cups of skim milk 2/3 cup of whipping cream or half-and-half 1/2 cup maple syrup, but any syrup will do 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top Place the bread cubes in a 9x13-inch baking dish that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Place the cream cheese in a

Barbara Beeler, left, with Dee Henning, at the Town’s annual FUN Banquet, held at Fox Den Country Club.

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‘Drive systems’ drive HVA pair Keller and Messing earn regional science-engineering awards


Seniors Philip Keller and Andrew Messing scored big for illustrating how “two types of drive systems for superior control” would work in motorized vehicles and machines. The result was four awards for these Hardin Valley Academy honors students, including third place overall, during Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair, March 27-29, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “I was confident going in, but

then also winning was definitely still a surprise,” Keller said about the fair, which included top high school science and engineering talent throughout East Tennessee, challenged with illustrating an engineering/scientific evaluation on a poster. Messing and Keller won the Gary Lessman Award, Senior Division, “equivalent to third place overall for the entire fair,” Messing said. The pair earned a trip to Intel’s International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 13-18, “which is the

largest pre-college science and engineering fair in the world,” Messing said. “They have about 1,400 students from 65 different countries,” added Messing, whose goal is to become a “mechanical engineer and work specifically with robotics.” Keller, also planning to become a mechanical engineer “focusing on robotics,” said the pair illustrated “an omnidirectional track system, a new type of drive system, which combines two types of drive See DRIVE on Page 9B

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Tops among a 44-team field statewide, Bearden High School Science Bowl team holds its first-place trophy and $1,000 replica check earned after taking top honors in U.S. Department of Energy’s 2012 Tennessee Science Bowl, held March 3 at Pellissippi State Community College’s Blount campus, Friendsville. These BHS champions also earned an all-expense paid trip to co-mpete in DOE’s National Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 26 30. Bearden team members, from left, are Tor Voohres, Dalton Chaffee, Andrew Stripling, Hayes Griffin, Cole Graham, and coach Julie Smalling.

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systems for superior control.” Students also were judged on presentation skills, interview skills and a research paper “with a mathematical component,” which spelled out “how our system should work; theoretically, how it should move,” Messing said. “And there’s also the experimental component, where we tested the system,” Messing added. “We actually printed it using three-dimensional printers to see if it would work the way it should conceptually.” Areas tested were “mobility, payload capacity — how much weight it could handle — its ability to climb inclines. And there were also several simulations

using computer software,” Messing said. Keller said the pair “worked as a team with one other person on the track system [senior Josh Penney], but he did not participate in the science fair with us,” Keller added. The pair “also were the best in our category of engineering, electrical and mechanical,” Messing said. “We also were awarded an engineering excellence award by the U.S. Army and another award by a local company.” Keller and Messing also earned Superintendent’s Award, “which is hand-selected by Dr. Jim McIntyre, the superintendent of Knox County [schools],” Messing said. Keller said the pair started their project Aug. 3.


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Jeraldine Macon of Farragut describes herself as a “head to toe” fanatic about all things having to do with the Titanic. Typifying the excitement inside GemStore by jewelrytelevision Saturday afternoon, April 7, Macon fell in love with, then purchased, a glass crystal bracelet from Margaret “Molly” Brown Collection of GemStore’s Titanic Jewelry Collection. “I’m a member of the Titanic International Society,” Macon said among a crowded store of customers, as the collection takes on special meaning with the upcoming 100th anniversary of Titanic’s infamous collision with an iceberg. GemStore, 9933 Kingston Pike, highlighted its Titanic Jewelry Collection Saturday with an appearance from Jaynee, in character as a “First Class maid” from Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge and collection spokesperson. Jaynee spoke about collections from Brown and seven others among more than a dozen women aboard Titanic whose jewelry is represented in GemStore’s collection. Others include Lucille Lady Duff Gordon, Dorothy Gibson, Eleanor Widener, Madeleine Astor, Edith Russell, Constance Willard, Helene Baxter and Ida Strauss. Jaynee highlighted Madeleine Astor Star Ring and a pearl necklace “that is a true Edwardian look … it’s heavy, there’s substance to it,” she said. “It reminds me of a certain brand you find only in the high-end department stores.” Gordon “was probably the leading fashion designer of 1912, innovator of all kinds of fashion

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changes,” Jaynee said. “The Royals, as a matter of fact, they got wind of her designs and all of a sudden she shot like a rocket,” Jaynee added. Gordon Collection’s “quality” pearl necklace has 100 pearls to represent Titanic’s anniversary.

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having a lot of fun, … I remember sanding it down. … I did a lot of sanding and painting.” Jeff said camaraderie with his son “was the biggest thing.” In his first Pinewood Derby, Aidan painted his Firebird gold, adding black and red stripes and the patented “Firebird” logo. “It was just really exciting for us to work together on it,” said Sarah Linginfelter, Aiden’s mother. Kris Oosterling, Ian’s dad, said this father-son tandem took “eight or nine hours” to complete Ian’s car. “It was some work, but it was fun. … We actually had some help the first night here with the guys with the saws to help cut the shape of it,” Kris added.

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Jaynee, Titanic Jewelry Collection spokesperson, right, places the newly purchased glass crystal bracelet from Margaret “Molly” Brown Collection onto the wrist of owner Jeraldine Macon.

mean they’re nature’s gem.” Widener’s Collection features pearls with a “South Seas” quality, Jaynee added. Trish Gibbs, GemStore sales associate, said about the store’s Lucille Carter Collection, “The blue heart necklace that Lucille Carter wore was the most signature collectible piece from the Titanic.” Alice Rotar, store manager, said GemStore has Gibson’s “rose collection” which features “Dorothy Gibson’s Broadway Rose Brooch.” Jessica Sheridan, “Titanic collection buyer” on behalf of jewelrytelevision, said GemStore “will definitely be adding to their Titanic collection.”

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Farragut '99 Dirt Dobbers girls fastpitch softball team won first place Saturday March 10, at March Mania softball tournament, defeating TN Hustle 3-1 in the championship game. Listed in no particular order are players Jenica Brown, Emma Geron, Lexee Lamoree, Bailey Young, Kelsie Tuggle, Delaney Weller, Sydney Dukes, Brooke Parker, Rachel Lawson, Katie Tuggle, Cameron Young and Devon Weller. Coaches are Jeff Lamoree, Brad Young and Rod Parker. Not pictured are players Tal Grahm, Suzy Blalock and coach Chris Geron.

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FHS juniors Connor Hess, left, and Paul Gary recently won Best Actor honors at this year’s Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League District IV Competition. Gary was chosen Best Actor by three judges in the One Act Play Competition. Hess was chosen Best Actor by four judges in the Interp Theatre Competition. In the same competition, Dallas Marable and Brian Hooyman won first place in Duet Acting; Gary won First Place in Stor ytelling; and Skylar Grieco won first place in Impromptu Speaking. Hess and Sherridan Smee won third place in Duet Acting and Bridget Sellers won four th place in Solo Acting. All will advance to State Competition

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Farragut High School Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble received superior ratings for performances at the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Festival in Cleveland March 16. All three groups earned straight superior ratings for both stage performance and sight-reading. This is the highest possible rating given for the annual performance assessment. The ensembles are directed by Keith Clupper and Michelle Lewis.

Farragut Middle School 7th grader basketball team won Halls 7th Grade Knox County Tournament, beating Bearden, Whittle Springs and Karns before defeating Halls 51-24 in the championship game. Coach Randy Swartzentruber and coach Skinner guided the team to ultimate success. Team members, front row, are Shawn McKay, left, and Isaiah Sulack. Second row, left to right, are John Park, Justen Freeman, Davis Simmons and Davari Reeder.

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000 LEGALS AGENDA FARRAGUT MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION April 19, 2012, 7:00 PM, Farragut Town Hall. For questions please call Ruth Viergutz Hawk at Farragut Town Hall, 966-7057. I. Citizen Forum II. Approval of minutes - March 15, 2012 III. Discussion and public hearing on the resubdivision of Parcels 92 & 92.01, Tax Map 142, located on the south side of Grigsby Chapel Road across from Ramsgate subdivision, Zoned R1, 2.7 Acres, to move an interior property line and a variance request from requirement to construct a sidewalk on Grigsby Chapel Road (David Bolt, Applicant) IV. Discussion and public hearing on the subdivision of Parcel 109, Tax Map 142, located on the east side of N. Campbell Station Road across from Old Colony Parkway, Zoned R-1, 15.517 Acres, to create a second lot and a variance request from open space reservation requirement (Howard Dawson, Applicant) V. Discussion and public hearing on the FY 20122016 Capital Investment Plan VI. Discussion of amendments to the Farragut Subdivision Regulations, Article IV., A. Required Improvements, 1. Street Name and Traffic Signs, to modify for sign reflectivity requirements VII. Discussion of amendments to the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 4. Section XXVIII. Outdoor Sales Permit, to modify potential users and the parameters of such permits VIII. Public hearing on proposed locations for new utilities AGENDA FARRAGUT BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN April 12, 2012 WORKSHOP 5:00 PM McFee Park Expansion & Grant Workshop BMA MEETING 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. Arbor Day Poster Contest Award IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. March 22, 2012 VI. Ordinances A. First Reading 1. Ordinance 12-06, an amendment to the Farragut Municipal Code, Title 14 Land Use Controls, to create minimum building facade requirements 2. Ordinance 12-05, an amendment to the Farragut Municipal Code, Title 5, to add Chapter 3, Business Registration Program 3. Ordinance 12-07, Ordinance to amend Fiscal Year 2012 Budget VII. Business Items A. Report by the Farragut/Knox County Schools Education Relations Committee B. Approval of Contract 2012-11, Cap and Compaction Grouting on Ivy Lake Drive, Farm at Willow Creek C. Approval of FY2012 MidYear Committee Appointments to the Economic Development Committee VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Attorney’s Report PUBLIC SALE EBENEZER CLIMATE STORAGE will hold a public sale to enforce a lien on said property, as described below, pursuant to the Tennessee Self-

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Service Storage Facility Act, Tennessee Code 66-31-102 to 66-31-107, at 02:30 PM on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Ebenezer Climate Storage, 735 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923. This sale may continue day to day until completed. Forms of payment that will be accepted are Cash or Credit Card. All units will be sold to the highest bidder and the sale is open to the public. Management reserves the right to withdraw any unit from sale. Registered or motor vehicles are sold “As Is / Parts Only,” no titles or registration. Tenant Name: Tasha Delaney, Unit #: A428. Tenant Name: George Knapp, Unit #: b221. Tenant Name: Jerry Cunningham, Unit #: BL1. Tenant Name: George Knapp, Unit #: d203. Tenant Name: Ken Piety, Unit #: F200. AGENDA FARRAGUT BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Farragut Town Hall, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:00 PM I. Approval of Minutes for the November 30, 2011 meeting. II. Public hearing on a request for a variance to construct pedestrian facilities, as required in Chapter 4 of the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Sections XXII., A. and B., in association with a site plan review necessitated by new construction at the NHC Farragut at 120 Cavette Hill Lane (National HealthCare Corporation, Applicant). III. Training session.




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HOUSE DIRECTOR-FULL TIME This position is for our newly constructed Delta Zeta Sorority house located at the University of Tennessee/Knoxville that will open in August, 2012 in Knoxville, TN. This is a live-in position with living exp. paid + salary. Supervise all service personnel including cooks, cleaning and maint. Email resume to or fax to Human Resources 513-523-9984. Background check required.


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511 PAINTING PRECISION PAINTING Interior / Exterior, Pressure Washing. Licensed and Insured. 20 yrs. experience. Call John Carver 865-680-1237 See service directory listing.


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P.O. Box 53222 Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-3222

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• North 3009 Tazewell Pike Knoxville, TN 37918 (865) 687-1111 Principal Broker: Bill Mullins

Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® Hosts Career Night at Five Locations If you are a goal-driven, service-oriented entrepreneur who is serious about taking your career to the next level, then joining a Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® office may be the right choice. Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® has five offices in the east Tennessee area, and will be hosting a Career Night at each of their locations on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. The Principal Broker at each location will be present to answer any questions you may have about obtaining your Tennessee real estate license. Career Night will be held at the following locations: • Bearden Hill 140 Major Reynolds Place Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 584-4000 Principal Broker: Beth Bradley

• West Town 124 N. Winston Rd. Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 693-1111 Principal Broker: Beth Stewart

Each office independently owned and operated

NEW LISTING WESTBURY S/D 727 DUNNVIEW LANE. Prepare to be impressed! 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 ba home (1869 sq ft) w/new walnut hdwd floors, roof & energy-efficient windows. Enormous master bedroom, walk-in closet, garden tub, dual vanity. Fantastic screened porch & expansive deck overlooking large yard w/new stone outdoor fire pit & storage shed. Priced to sell! MLS 795824 Dir: Canton Hollow to Woody to Dunnview.

Jamie SEAL e-PRO, ABR (865) 414-2254

2019 DUCK COVE DRIVE - Charming Cape Cod on acre lot with lake access. Master BR and luxury Bath on Main Level. 3BRS, 2BA upstairs. Rec room in bsmt. Sunny kitchen with windowed breakfast nook. Lots of space to grow. MLS 793763 $453,500

5912 MTN VISTA MOORE RD. Cute brick rancher with basement & side entry garage on flat lot across from a nice little park. All new paint, doors, carpet floors, ceiling fans & more! Back deck, attic storage, all electric & appliances stay too!! Come see this completely remodeled top to bottom 3 BR, 2 BA home! Just move -in. Close to Chapman Hwy, shopping and more. MLS 793725 $126,900



(423) 593-8713

731 Campbell Station • Knoxville, TN 37934 • 865-671-3333

Coldwell Banker Sales Associates are supported with access to leading education programs, systems and tools that will provide you and your customers an advantage throughout the real estate process. Here, you will be more than just a real estate agent, you'll be a welltrained real estate professional. No appointment is necessary for those interested in learning how to make money in real estate. For more information about CBWW’s Career Nights, contact Mike Pappas at 693-1111, email at, or visit

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• Farragut 10815 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934 (865) 966-1111 Principal Broker: Claudia Stallings

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• Maryville/Alcoa Office 219 Corporate Place Drive Alcoa , TN 37701 (865)-982-1111 Principal Broker: Pamela Sheehan


865-719-1290 (Mobile) 865-966-5091 (Office)

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated


Saturday – April 28th – 10:00 am

Leslie Jubran Realtor®

865.406.3308 - cell • 865.588.5000 - office 412 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 email:

OUSE OPEN HAY SUND & 22 5 APRIL 1 :00 pm 2:00 - 4

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English - Italian - French

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SALE 1: 1626 E. Pessly Smith Rd.

SALE 2: Lake Front Lot

(Pellissippi Parkway/Topside Rd) • Lake Front Rancher • 1,700 SF • Stone Fireplace • 3 BR, 1.5 BA • Central H/A

(adjoining auction house) • 110' on water • Garage !! • Sewer available

Directions: Pellissippi Parkway to Topside Road, go 1/2 mile toward Alcoa Hwy, Turn Right

“Taking Service To A New Level”

865-483-SALE(7253) - Office

Equal Housing Opportunity Statement: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, which make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.”




Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce




Vol. 26, No. 4








A Publication of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce

April 2012

Bass, Jefferson to speak at Breakfast Series

Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson are scheduled as the next Breakfast Series Speakers at Fox Den Country Club on May 8, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. Be among the first to hear Dr. Bass and Jefferson introduce their newest book, The Inquisitor’s Key, that will be released that day!. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For this special event only, you will have the opportunity to have Dr. Bass presign and personalize your copy which will be available at the breakfast. Jon Jefferson will be available to sign your book that morning as well. This will help to expedite the signing process. To place your order, call Susan Seals at 556-(BONES) 2663. If you haven’t heard Dr. Bass speak before, he will leave you riveted to your seat as you listen to a combination of facts, details, stories and humor. Three levels of sponsor-

ships are available; Presenting, Event and Community. What a great way to highlight your business by sponsoring this event. Call the FWKCC for more information at 865675-7057 or email us at Tickets are on sale and reservations may be made online at Please make your reservations ASAP as space is limited! For any additional information or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Chamber.

Member Briefs Tennova Healthcare is once again the Cause Sponsor of the American Heart Association's GO Red for Women campaign. This important program educates women about their risk for heart attack and heart disease. The GO Red campaign culminates with its signature luncheon in May 2012 and Tennova will be holding special events in the months leading up to this event. Tennova Healthcare is proud to announce a three-year partnership with GO Red for Women. Slamdot is very busy this spring with a new roster of SlamCamp classes, and several fresh social media design services to help tie into your logo or website such as custom

Member Briefs See page 3


n just a little over a week, April 20, the 2012 Annual FWKCC Silent & Live Auction and Dinner will be held at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center starting at 6:00 p.m. If you haven’t made your reservations yet, please do so quickly either online at or call the office at 865-675-7057. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., April 17. The theme this year is “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in honor of the Chamber’s 25th Anniversary. It will be a great night to “dress to the nines,” bring your significant other and join friends of the Chamber for a grand celebration! Items are rolling in for the Silent and Live Auction. These items range from dinner certificates, to trips and gift baskets. During the Silent Auction there will be a three-piece combo for your dancing pleasure provided by Bill Jones Music School. The group often plays at the Crown and Goose Restaurant in the Old City. Also two raffles will be available from Rick Terry Jewelers and Jewelry T.V. Twenty-five member companies are “table top sponsors” and will provide beautiful centerpieces representing each

year the Chamber has been in existence. These centerpieces will be included in the Live Auction along with several other great items. After the Silent Auction is over at 7:20 p.m., a dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Live Auction will begin about 7:40 p.m. Our Lifetime Member and friend, Bear Stephenson, will then start the bidding for Live Auction items. He alone is just “priceless” to watch and makes the event exciting and fun! This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Chamber. Twenty percent (20%) of the ticket proceeds will go toward STAR, Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, and an additional amount will help provide Continuing Education Scholarships for Chamber members. Thank you to our Event Sponsors First Utility District, LCUB and the Town of Farragut; our Community Sponsors: Concord Title, Independent Insured Consultants, Matlock Tire Service, NHC Assisted Living, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Rural Metro, TDS, Tennova/Turkey Creek Medical Center, TN State Bank; and our Media Sponsors: farragutpress, i105 WFIV and Cumulus Media WOKI.




These Chamber members generously contribute to the Chamber and the Continuing Education Grant Program above and beyond their annual dues.

2 • CHAMBER LIFE, April 2012

Welcome to our renewing FWKC members! The Farragut/West Knox Chamber is pleased to welcome back these members who have renewed their investment in the Chamber and in the community where they do business. Each is a very important part of our organization, and we are privileged to count them as Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce members. We urge our members to patronize one another when the goods or services a member can provide are needed. And, it is our hope that area residents will recognize the commitment that a business makes to a community when it becomes a part of its local chamber of commerce and will reward that commitment with their patronage.

Amway Global – Martin Associates AT&T Advertising Solutions Bearden Banquet Hall Brandon’s Awards Carey Moving of Knoxville Carpenter & Lewis, PLLC Century 21 AAIM Real Estate Chick-Fil-A Consign to Design Conway Marketing Cornerstone Church of God Country Inn & Suite – Campbell Station Country Inn & Suite – Cedar Bluff Easy Outdoor Décor First Tennessee – Campbell Station Fish Window Cleaning Fisher Tire Company Fox Den Country Club Godel Group Insurance Consulting Services of Tennessee Land Development Solutions Little Joe’s Pizza The Lunchbox Market & Café The Maytag Store Morning Pointe Assisted Living New Covenant Baptist Church Newk’s Express Café Occupational Health Systems Prodigal Primary Care Quick Print and Copy Re/Max Preferred Properties – Valarie Thompson Real Estate Title of Knoxville ROK Financial Services – Steve Jergeson Shopper-News Now State Farm Insurance – Jeannette Rogers Tennessee Smokies Baseball Tillman Companies, LLC West Knox Chiropractic Group

DAVID “DJ” CHILDRESS Real Estate Agent

Business: 865-966-1111 Cellular: 865-771-7015

10815 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934 Each Office is Independently Owned And Operated.

Networkings The UPS Store held a great morning networking on February 2, 2012. Clay Stokely, General Manager, excitedly stated “we are finally official—the sign is up”. The UPS Store can handle all your mailing needs, from mailboxes, mailings, packages and stamps.

Left It was standing room only as members, friends and family came to see and hear what the UPS Store has to offer!

Right Pictured is Allen Steele of Cartridge World, with his door prize, David Dooley of Pinnacle Financial Partners and Daniel Monday of Slamdot.

Linda Underwood, owner of Linda’s Hallmark in the Village Green Shopping Center, opened early on February 9 to host a massive networking just in time for Valentine’s Day. Linda’s Hallmark has everything from cards, collectibles and gifts to accessories and jewelry.

Left Pictured is Julie Predny, Executive Assistant at the FWKCC who did a great job filling in for Bettye Sisco for the first time.

Below Pictured is Led Gardner of Prudential Insurance and Linda Underwood, owner of Linda’s Hallmark

What a delicious networking February 16 proved to be at the Hibachi Factory. Clark Carter, owner, offered a huge array of some of Hibachi’s most famous foods, such as Hibachi Chicken, fried rice, appetizers and desserts for everyone to try. In a hurry or can’t get out? Have no fears, Hibachi Factory will deliver to you – just give them a call!

Right Pictured are Allen Steele, Cartridge World, Julie Predny, FWKCC, Clark Carter, owner of Hibachi Factory and Bettye Sisco, FWKCC.

CHAMBER LIFE, April 2012 • 3

Networkings Pinnacle Financial Partners hosted a morning networking at their Brooklawn Street location on February 23, with Einstein Bagels providing a great breakfast for all. With the goal to be "more than just a bank" Pinnacle strives to provide excellent service to both their individual and commercial banking customers. Manager, Diane Jones, emphasized these values in her welcome to the large crowd, pointing out that Pinnacle offers insurance, investment, trust and financial planning in addition to traditional banking products.

Left Pictured are Bettye Sisco, President of FWKCC, Michelle Carr, Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Financial Partners and Diane Jones, Office Manager at Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Member Briefs From page 1 Twitter backgrounds, Facebook cover photos and more. And, for the month of April, they will provide a free 30-minute website evaluation with feedback on the good, bad, and ugly. Contact them at 865-238-5600 to learn more about any of these services! They've also welcomed new project manager and web developer, Quinton Mosley to the Slamdot team. The Knoxville campus of Tusculum College is hosting a Career & Opportunity Showcase on Friday, May 18 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in Rooms 107 / 109. The showcase is meant to provide a venue in which companies with current employment or internship opportunites and qualified candidates can meet and network. Potential candidates should mark their calendar and plan to bring resumes and/or business cards. Companies who are hiring or looking for interns can contact Amanda Lovelace at 865693-1177 or to reserve their spot. Michael Broyles Photography wants to help you celebrate the extraordinary ladies in your life with a Mother's Day promotion. Commemorate your mother with a portrait session and receive two complimentary 5x7 prints. Please call 865-777-5683 to schedule a consultation appointment.

Right Pictured is the group of Chamber members, friends and colleagues amass at the early morning networking to hear about all the good things that are happening at Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Ribbon Cuttings

This ribbon cutting on February 14 celebrated GFS’s 149th store. GFS (Gordon Food Services) prides itself on excellent products and exceptional customer service. GFS is the largest family owned and largest privately owned grocery store in the U.S. GFS presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to Serenity Shelter of KARM. The Serenity Shelter helps women recovering from life on the streets. Pictured are Doug Crocker of GFS, Bettye Sisco of the FWKCC, Jay Zylstra of GFS and Don DeBoer of GFS.

Wendy Schopp, Edward Jones financidal advisors in Farragut, recently attended the Edward Jones' "Women's Leadership Forum" at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis. The forum was held to recognize successful female Edward Jones financial advisors and provided Schopp, who found it "extremely beneficial", with advanced training and networking opportunities in which she was able to share business building strategies with her colleagues. Edward Jones believes financial education is an important part of achieving your goals. That's why you are invited to an upcoming workshop, "Investment Perspective Seminar & Key Financial Strategies of Today's Business Business Insurance Needs Consumer Seminar" This seminar will be hosted by George Lucke, Edward Jones Investments and will include Doug Beville with Protective Insurance Group. This workshop will be held at Puleo's Grill, Merchant Drive Exit 108, 110 Cedar Lane, on April 19 from 11:30 a.m -1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. To reserve space, please call 865219-7910 no later than April 17, 2012. Turkey Creek Public Market has a one time special promotion going on! Wheel of Fortune Auditions will take place in the food court area located at the center of Turkey Creek Public Market on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Also available from Rural Metro will be a tour of a state-of-the art ambulance and fire engine from the local professionals. Be sure to stop by and get a first hand look. Shows will begin at 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., with each show lasting about an hour. One hour before each show begins applications will be handed out. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. Returning from a two day team retreat, Salon Biyoshi revealed its expansion plan is underway. Additional space adjacent to the current location has been leased that will permit the salon to double in size. The salon, experiencing steady growth since opening in 2007, will need additional space by the end of the year. Salon Biyoshi, a Redken Elite Salon, with 20 talented team members is a full service hair salon that includes nail, facial waxing and make up services. It is located at 10412 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37922. Salon Biyoshi can found on the web at, Facebook & Twitter.

February 20 marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for Koko FitClub Farragut. Tricia Kilgore, owner, stated “this is a no-intimidation facility where you work on strength training foundations and cardio for metabolism all in one-half hour”. Koko Fit is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. with online access to chart your goals. Pictured cutting the ribbon are Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, Tricia Kilgore, owner, Bettye Sisco, FWKCC President and David Smoak, Farragut Town Administrator

11863 Kingston Pike • Farragut, Tennessee, 37934-3833

865.675.6397 • Fax: 865.675.1675

Knox Area Rescue Ministries will be hosting their 21st Annual Golf Classic, Thursday, May 3 at Avalon Landmark Golf Club located in Lenoir City, TN. KARM will be having a meet-and-greet with UT’s men’s basketball Coach Cuonzo Martin. There are two tee times, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Danita McCartney at: or call 865-633-7625 On Thursday, March 22, John L. Dyess and Bob Williams from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) visited the Knoxville Campus to recognize National College for its support of the Guard and

Member Briefs See page 4

4 • CHAMBER LIFE, April 2012

resident P Quotes ‘n Notes by Bettye Sisco

“I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive.” — Abraham Maslow A characteristic of great organization is the ability to handle mistakes well. Mistakes are a part of everyday life both personally and professionally; yet the value of taking responsibility, and the effect it has on others is often misunderstood. It is human nature to struggle with taking responsibility or admitting a mistake. But nothing worthwhile comes easy, right? Being mindful of your ability to make mistakes is the first step to handling them well. In business as well as in our personal lives mistakes and errors happen often. It’s the nature of life in a sense. When confronted with a situation where you could be responsible for a mistake, ask yourself the following questions: What role did I or my team play in this situation? What are all of the potential ways I could be responsible for what happened? If it is not my fault, how can I work towards a resolution with the responsible party? Asking these questions allows us to look into the situation and find an answer, rather than take the hands-off approach that can be frustrating for others. Handling it well means following up on 3 crucial levels: 1. Take Responsibility. Simply explain what happened, and apologize. Make sure you NEVER use “but”, “if ” or anyone else’s name. Taking responsibility is not an opportunity to make excuses. Even if the problem was only 10% your fault, most times it is more appro priate to take responsibility for your mistake(s) so that both sides can hopefully move ahead positively. 2. Make it Right. What it takes to make a situation right varies, but don’t hesitate to go over and above the status quo to make situations right. 3. Prevent it From Happening Again. Think strategically. Learn from not only your mistakes, but others as well. Never stop investigating. Every question we have leads us to another and in turn, leads us to success. When mistakes are made, apologizing and making the situation right may not be quite enough. Take very clear steps internally to ensure that the mistake does not happen again. Don’t divide into weak and strong, success or failure, rather learners and non-learners. Because … we all strive to learn a little more each day.

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 11826 Kingston Pike, Suite 110 Farragut, TN 37934

675-7057 Phone 671-2409 Fax e-mail: This newsletter is published monthly by the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. Editor - Cindy Ponzurick

Welcome to our new Farragut West Knox Chamber members! The Chamber welcomes these businesses who have joined us recently. ALS Association – Tennessee Chapter Karen Bowdle 12644 Woodcove Lane Knoxville, TN 37922

Shirts by 56 Dave & Paula Lawson 11758 Black Road Knoxville, TN 37932

Southern Fine Rugs at Belk Said Azhadi

Everything Knoxville Judy Irmen

11269 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37922

P.O. Box 463 Tellico Plains, TN 37835

Ulrich Printing Carol Matthews

Knoxville Rolfing Structural Integration Clay Evans

2944 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37921

7625 Fortner Lane Knoxville, TN 37938

Urethane Technologies Tom Gibbs

M&M Jewelers Mike Holober

14395 Hickory Creek Road, Suite B1 Lenoir City, TN 37771

10551 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922

Member Briefs From page 3

Reserves. Campus Director Debbie Black was given a plaque that will be displayed in a prominent location on campus. Rachel Glandon, CBA, designer with Above the Rest Balloon and Event Designs in Knoxville, TN was awarded 2nd place in the Medium Sculpture Design Competition at the World Balloon Convention which was held in Dallas. Fortyseven countries were represented at the convention, and the Above the Rest team had the honor of being the only American team to win one of the 29 prestigious awards given. Glandon's design entitled, "Spring in the Smokies," consisted of over 6,500 balloons and utilized new techniques that had never been seen in the balloon industry. The sculpture included a 4' black bear in her native habitat of spring flowers, dogwood and pine trees, along with a mountain stream. 1,855 balloons were used to create the bear itself and took 11 hours to construct. The team of 15 members, representing 8 states, worked in a timed 12-hour competition with all work created on site. For more information, please contact Dianna Glandon at 865719-8110 or


Diane Jones PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC. On behalf of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce we would like to commend you for all that you do to help not only us, but our community. It’s because of people like you that our town is such a wonderful place to live and work.

Calendar of Events Please call the Chamber office at 675-7057 for information April 20

25th Annual Live & Silent Auction Dinner

6:00 p.m.

Rothchild Catering & Conference Center 8807 Kingston Pike

April 23

Ribbon Cutting

10:00 a.m.

Massage by Terrah Banakas 12740 Kingston Pike, Suite 204

April 26


5:00 p.m.

Baskin Robbins 11051 Parkside Drive

April 28

Season Opens

Renaissance Farmer’s Market 12740 Kingston Pike May 3


5:00 p.m.

Meksiko Cantina 120 West End Avenue

May 8

Breakfast Series – Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

7:30 a.m.

Fox Den Country Club 12284 N. Fox Den Drive

May 10


5:00 p.m.

Oasis Day Spa 10420 Kingston Pike

May 17


8:00 a.m.

Panera Bread – Turkey Creek 11361 Parkside Drive

Who’s who… by Courtney Such

Authentic Mexican has a whole new meaning Meksiko Cantina brings a whole new meaning to authentic Mexican food in Farragut. In 2010, owner Mario Navarro decided to give the West Knoxville area exactly what it needed, and that is real Mexican Courtney Such food. Navarro has lived in Farragut for the past eleven years and simply states, “I love this town! I have great relationships with customers, neighbors, and my church. That is the reason I opened here. We needed one Mexican spot that was very good and a little upscale with real Mexican flavor.” One quality that makes this Meksiko Cantina different from other restaurants in the area is its variety of Mexican food. The traditional items are all on the menu, but there is an additional twist to the deliciousness. Mario’s hometown is Culiacán, Sinola on the Pacific side of Mexico. Their meals specialize in seafood dishes, so Mario brought the same specialization to the Meksiko Cantina. From the countless steak, chicken, and pork dishes, to the shrimp and fish varieties, everyone is sure to find something on the menu to satisfy the taste buds. The other characteristic that makes Meksiko great is its atmosphere. The classy yet comfortable restaurant allows guests to feel right at home as soon as they walk through the doors. Navarro explains, “We offer great food and a great atmosphere for our neighbors in Farragut. I remember what they drive, where they sit, and even what they order!” These words could not speak any truer or come from a more genuine man. Among many celebrations Meksiko Cantina hosts throughout the year, the Cinco de Mayo is one of the largest. This three day feast starts on Thursday, May 3, and includes a Mariachi band and a Salsa contest while enjoying outside dinning. Friday, May 4 offers a taco bar, drinks, and live music all outside under a huge party tent from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, May 5 includes a big lunch special, live music inside and outside from two bands from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m., prizes, contests, and of course, great food. RSVPs are not required, so be sure to join the Meksiko Cantina gang for their special Cinco de Mayo celebration! To learn more about Meksiko Cantina, visit the website at, “Like” their Facebook page, and check out some awesome pictures, specials, discounts, and blogs mentioned every day! Stop in for some excellent food at Meksiko Cantina off of Kingston Pike in front of Farragut High School.

Small Business Tips for Securing Local Contracts by Marilyn Cobble Senior Business Specialist

Many small businesses are missing out on potential revenue from government conMarilyn Cobble tracts because they don't understand how to sell to local government. Here are some tips: Learn What Local Government Agencies Need Visit local government agency websites to learn more about their needs and whether or not your business can help them. In most cases you can register and receive electronic notification of new contracts out for bid. Network and Make Connections Make your company and its capabilities known to local government buyers and decision-makers even when you're not pursuing a contract. Many government agencies hold procurement conferences and seminars throughout the year. Attend these conferences to network and build relationships with important agency personnel while gaining first-hand knowledge about selling to local government. Diversity Matters Most government agencies have formal or informal diversity goals in their contracting so if you are a minority-owned business or DBE you may have an advantage in securing contracts. Find out if your local government has a process for documenting your minority status. Explore Teaming Options If it seems your company is too small or inexperienced to win local government contracts, consider subcontracting instead. Prime contractors will often team with a smaller business when necessary to get a job done. Get a list of prime contractors from your local government agencies and then contact them to express an interest in being a subcontractor. TSBDC business specialists can assist you in this process. Our services are free and confidential. Visit our website at or call our office for an appointment at 865246-2663.

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