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Motorists entering the town of Farragut at Watt Road will see a larger entrance sign. Public Works staff members from the town of Farragut recently installed the new entrance sign at the Farragut border to be more prominent, said Chelsey Riemann, public relations coordinator for the Town. “The more prominent entrance signs were identified as a priority project of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen during the Farragut Strategic Plan process,” Riemann said. “As easements are acquired in the future, additional entrance signs will be installed at the town of Farragut borders,” she
added. “These signs will replace the current smaller signs, providing clear identification of the entrances to the Town.” However, these signs are different from flagstone structures, featuring an anchor and lights, the Town’s planners earlier proposed. “Apparently [Tennessee Department of Transportation] does not allow stacked stone signs in the right of way,” said Sue Stuhl, Parks and Leisure Services director. “It had to be wood break-away signs. “It couldn’t be so permanent, so the design had to change,” Stuhl added. Town administrator David Smoak said the Town concluded it would just utilize the 6-by-6inch post on this sign, as well as future signs, when they are able
to be installed, instead of the stacked stone base with the light. “In the future, there will be a possibility that any of the entrance signs may have to be moved due to development on the properties, and these signs can easily be removed with little cost associated in moving them to another location,” Smoak said. Riemann said the signs were part of the strategic plan process going on in 2011, although Board members started talking about its strategic plan as early as 2010, according to news reports. Talk of putting up welcome signs at all Farragut entrances came up during a special visioning session in June 2010, when Board members discussed what See SIGNS on Page 2A
Farragut Public Works employees Will Albrecht, left, and James Wiggins landscape the area around the Town’s new entrance sign at Watt Road.
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Town of Farragut invites community members interested in learning more about Farragut to apply for its second “Introduction to Farragut” program set to begin in January 2014. “‘Introduction to Farragut’ is a unique way to connect participants with the Town, providing information on its history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities,” Chelsey Riemann, public relations coordinator for the Town, said. Open to any interested person — Farragut residency not required — the program will begin with a reception and kickoff at the Farragut Town Hall from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, Riemann added. Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11 and March 25, all at Town Hall. Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8. Riemann said, “New this year, participants will take part in the Food for Kids program.” Food for Kids is a collaborative effort between Second Harvest and an ever-increasing number of public schools within the Food Bank’s 18-county service area. The program is designed to provide healthy, easily prepared food to some of the most vulnerable children in our community — children who may be missing meals on a regular See INTRO on Page 2A
Adriana Silvestri, left, and Lea Matz, both 6, enjoy Light the Park festivities by handling ornaments on Campbell Station Park’s 12-foot pine Christmas tree moments after its multi-colored lights were switched on, during the event’s culminating ceremony, by Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and various children Monday evening, Dec. 2.
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Among all the fellowship, music, holiday sentimentality and colorful lights enjoyed by hundreds at Third Annual Light the Park presented by TDS, a local father-son musical act made their first-ever public appearance. Thomas Clay, a freshman at Hardin Valley
Academy, played saxophone accompanying his father, local jazz vocalist and pianist Brian Clay, as the rain held off in Campbell Station Park Monday evening, Dec. 2. The pair performed “Mary Did You Know,” as Brian’s face occasionally beamed with a big smile observing his son’s performance. See LIGHTS on Page 3A
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Owen Cianciolo, a fifth grader at Farragut Intermediate School, summed up new statewide Common Core public school standards well enough to be repeated during a special camp. “To his parents at the table he said, ‘We used to just pick an answer and mark it and go on, but now what we do is we read something, we choose an answer, we think about it and tell why that answer is right, and we back it up with text evidence,’” said Candace Evans, FIS instructional coach. Evans joined other FIS teachers and administrators, including principal Kay Wellons, for FIS Common Core Camp, a parent-student learning session in the school’s music room and library Thursday evening, Oct. 24. Roughly 15 different families of FIS children attended this 90minute session. “We’re showing an overview of what tasks students will be asked to perform on the state tests coming up next year [February 2015],” Evans told parents and students about the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness For College and Careers test. “What boys and girls are asked to do is to take text, analyze it, choose pieces of importance and write about it,” Evans added. Students took sample Common Core examinations in See CAMP on Page 3A
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basis. Participants will be paired into small groups and will be responsible for collecting items for the selected Farragut schools. Those interested can view the complete program schedule and access the online application at www.townoffarragut.org/introduction. Completed applications can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; printed and mailed to the Town Hall or submitted in person at the Town Hall. The application deadline is 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13. Up to 20 participants will be selected; accepted applicants The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Chief David Rausch of the Knoxville Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man, pictured above, who robbed a BB&T branch Monday, Dec. 2, in Knoxville, just outside of Farragut. At about 10:53 a.m., a man entered the BB&T bank at 11113 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek in Knoxville brandishing a silver handgun and demanding money from the bank employees. The subject has been described as follows: White male, 6-foot to 6foot-2 tall, late 20s to early 30, 180-200 pounds, medium build, brown hair with a beard, last seen wearing a brown Carhartt cap, navy blue jacket, dark pants
and glasses. Suspect is armed with a silver handgun. After obtaining money from the bank, the man fled on foot eastbound past Jimmy Johns restaurant. Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751 or the KPD at 865215-7212. A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of this individual. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, composed of the FBI, KPD, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and KPD Major Crimes Unit. For more information on the FBI’s Knoxville Division, visit www.fbi.gov/knoxville/
will be notified within seven to 10 days of the deadline. Program requirements include attending the Jan. 15 reception and at least four of the five classes from January to March as well as attending one Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting (second and fourth Thursdays of each month) and one Municipal Planning Commission meeting (third Thursday of each month). Farragut Town Hall is located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from the Farragut Branch U.S. Post Office. For general application information, contact Valerie Millsapps at valerie.millsapps@ townoffarragut.org or 865-9667057.
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it wanted for the Town. The signs were among the items on the Town’s wishlist. More plans for the signs were introduced during subsequent Board meetings. “There were several designs proposed,” Riemann said. The flagstone sign was only one of them. “We realized most of the signs would be in the TDOT right of way, so we had to work with them [Tennessee Department of Transportation] on what went in there,” Stuhl said.
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“I’m really proud; there’s nothing like being able to perform and do music with your son,” Brian said. “For his first-ever performance, I think he did wonderful. He’s got a future in music.” Although Thomas said he wants to become “a professional football player,” he added, “I like playing instruments for fun. I’ve played saxophone for three years and trumpet for four years.” Culminating the roughly hourlong event — which also included songs from Angela Floyd Singers and Farragut High School Madrigals — was the ceremonial flipping of the switch to light up 45 red, green and blue artificial Christmas trees around the park, plus one roughly 12foot ornament-strew and multicolor-lit pine tree. Joined by a handful of eager children, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill flipped the switch while musically accompanied by sixmember Concord Brass from Concord United Methodist Church. Moving from Glendale, Ariz. to Farragut in May, Mike and Crystal Burtch brought along son, Kelton, 4, and daughter, Isabella, 2. “The kids love the lights, and we as a family love Christmas, it’s our favorite holiday,” Mike said. Crystal added, “It’s kind of fun for them to see the lights right by where we live.” While 1-year-old Raylan Anderson enjoyed his first Light the Park, big brother, Trip, 3, and
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from 7 times 5.” The whole idea is to sharpen “critical thinking and problem solving” versus just memorizing a bunch of facts, Marsh said. “We work on getting our kids to explain how they came to their conclusion.” Solving math problems in Common Core requires using “picture models” to explain why an answer is correct, not just memorizing and regurgitating the correct answer. “I did not have one child, even struggling students, not be able to draw pictures out and use addition to solve a problem. … They would have not been able to do that two years ago,” Marsh said. Currently, Common Core standards, which is a state-mandated
initiative, only applies to math and reading language arts and not to science or social studies. Primary students began with Common Core standards last year, “and we’ve been very impressed with our thirdgraders, especially in math,” Marsh said. Grades three through eight implemented math Common Core standards last school year, and have added reading language arts Common Core this year, Marsh said. Marsh said Common Core “is much more rigorous. The text complexity of what kids are asked to read is very, very difficult. And they’re asked to do a lot more writing. The vocabulary is much more difficult.”
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townview: Jeff Elliott “Buy in Farragut — It just makes good ‘cents’ for our Town.” This was the first tag line used in what is now the Shop Farragut program. In December 2006, the town of Farragut began the Buy in Farragut campaign as a long weekend event following the Thanksgiving holiday. Jeff The Elliott premise behind Alderman the event was for Farragut businesses to offer a sale, discount or special event to encourage citizens and visitors to shop, dine and stay in Farragut during the campaign. Through the years, the campaign was expanded and now the Shop Farragut program is administered by Farragut Business Alliance (farragutbusiness.com) with funding still provided by the town of Farragut. The Shop Farragut campaign serves many important purposes in our community, including supporting local businesses that then support Farragut schools and non-profit organizations and saving time and gas for citizens. However, the single most important outcome of this effort is the Local Sales Tax dollars that are generated to support the Town’s annual budget. In Fiscal Year 2013, local Sales Tax accounted for $3,950,573 in revenue, or just over 49 percent of our budget. Our next highest revenue source was just 16 percent, which means Local Sales Tax is by far the Town’s single largest revenue source each year. A common misconception
about Farragut is that we collect a separate Municipal Property Tax. The town of Farragut has never collected a Municipal Property Tax, and we do not receive any portion of the Property Tax you pay to Knox County. This fact further emphasizes the importance of Sales Tax dollars to the existence of the Town. We need our businesses to participate in Shop Farragut and for our citizens to shop and dine here — not just during the campaign but throughout the year — so the Town can continue providing the services that are so very important to those of us who call Farragut home. These services include: road improvements; improvements and additions to our parks, greenways and sidewalks; community events and programs; snow removal; capital projects; and much more. According to a 2013 Independent Business Survey — conducted by the Institute for Local SelfReliance (ilsr.org) which gathered data from more than 2,300 independent businesses in 50 states — independent businesses with an active “buy local first” initiative run by a local business organization reported average revenue growth of 8.6 percent in 2012, compared to 3.4 percent for those in areas without such an initiative. In addition, 75 percent of respondents reported that the “buy local first” initiative in their cities had a positive impact on their business. Please consider supporting our local businesses and the Town by shopping in Farragut this holiday season and beyond.
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Feeding God’s Children, the brainchild of Farragut residents Sid and Shannon Kemp that started in 2004, combines food distribution, spiritual guidance and emotional support to places including Guatemala, Bell County, Ky. and Lenoir City. Yes, Lenoir City is a major area of concern. “Trying to get Christ into their lives by providing their basic needs of food and education, and locally trying to help the folks in Lenoir City,” said John Farinella, FGC board member and Farragut resident who is aided by his wife, Donna. “There’s a lot of poverty over there that we’re trying to beat. … There’s a substancial need.” The Lenoir City effort “is one of the new initiatives we’re working on,” said Sid Kemp, also FGC chairman, stressing an effort to feed children whenever they are not in school. “There are a lot of hungry kids five miles down the road.” Their sponsorship program is simple: “Thirty dollars a month feeds a kid, period,” Sid Kemp said. Efforts included an inaugural fall FGC Boys & Girls Golf Challenge at Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course off Northshore Drive. That effort was “trying to get kids See LOCAL on Page 12A
ever as Medic Regional Blood Center set up shop in a section of the school’s Commons all school day Wednesday, Oct. 23. Scores of FHS students joined teachers and administrators in giving blood, as several Medic phlebotomists were on hand to screen volunteers and administer donations. Claire Williams, a 16-year-old FHS junior, See DONORS on Page 12A
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Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday, Oct. 24, acknowledged Farragut High School advanced placement calculus teacher Wanda Lacy as Teacher of the Year. The Tennessee Department of Education recently named Lacy the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. “Not only does the Teacher of the Year Award recognizes some of the best teachers of the state, it also provides an opportunity to learn from their inspired, effective methods of instruction,” Mayor Ralph McGill said as he proclaimed Friday, Oct. 25, Wanda Lacy Day. Lacy said she didn’t know about the proclamation. “It was such a nice surprise that the Board honored me in such a special way,” she said. “I did not even realize that my family was there until I stood up and saw them. Lacy has been teaching at FHS since 1983. “I have always loved mathematics and helping others to succeed,” she said. “I was inspired to become a teacher by my father, who always made learning fun and exciting.” Lacy said her goal is to help her students love learning mathematics. “I want to make a positive dif-
Claire Williams, Farragut High School junior, displays a perky expression while donating blood during Medic Regional Blood Center’s donation stop, setting up in FHS Commons during school hours, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Jessie Morton, Medic phlebotomist, assists Williams.
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A Farragut Middle School science class got a chemistry lesson Thursday, Oct. 31, with help from “Back to the Future’s” Doc Brown. Sam Bielich, who has portrayed Doc Emmitt L. Brown at Universal Studios in Florida and California, stopped by to help an FMS teacher demonstrate a chemistry experiment to make slime out of water, glue and Borax. The students gathered around Doc and their teacher, Mary Sue
Pruitt, to watch the project take shape. “I set him up a real easy experiment that goes with the chemistry unit, so he’s going to do it; and it’s just going to entertain this one class,” Pruitt said. Bielich, whose daughter, Alexis Ann Bielich, attends Farragut Middle, recently moved from California to Tennessee with his wife, Robin, and daughter. “We probably had 10 parents come this year,” the teacher said. “We have a lot of parent volunteers. Pruitt noted she has parents who help on field trips, help get the lab set up, do administra-
tive work. The teacher said Bielich volunteered to entertain the class, and after learning more about him, she asked her students if they would like Doc Brown to come to class, and they responded, “Oh, cool!” “I said, ‘ Maybe if you wanted to have a special visitor during the school year, maybe I could talk to my friend, Doc Emmitt L. Brown,’” Bielich said. “I’ve been doing this character for Universal Studios in Hollywood for over 22 years. He’s a great character and See BROWN on Page 12A
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Open Art Show 2014, with the theme “ALCHEMY – The Magic of Art and Flowers,” will take place May 16 and May 17 at Farragut Town Hall. Sponsoring the show is “Farragut Arts Council, in conjunction with the Dixie Highway Garden Club,” said Pam Ziegler, vice president of Farragut Arts Council. For artists wishing to submit for the show, art will be accepted on two days early in January. “The pieces will be accepted Thursday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon,” she said. Applications and fees will be accepted on those two days. Artists can submit an unlimited
amount of pieces, though the entry fee is $5 per art piece, she said. People can apply by going to the Town’s website, www.townfofarragut.org, she said, and applications also will be sent to all in the council’s artist directory. “The rules are all work must be original,” she said. “All two-dimensional work must be framed or stretched as appropriate and wirehanged. ... And then signed, completed entry form must be submitted for each work and include entry fee for each work. ... A price must be included on your entry form – in other words, what you would charge for that piece of art. We’re not selling any, but it must be on the form.” Those interested in buying art can talk directly with the artists and buy it from them, she said.
“Entries must be delivered to the Farragut Town Hall with all special display materials, such as hanging bars, et cetera, whatever you need to have it displayed,” she said. “We provide the screens to hang it on and the pedestals in which to display three-dimensional art. ... Entry fees are nonrefundable, and it’s $5 per entry. And art that’s accepted for the show must be available for the show from May 12 through the 18th. That means if you’ve entered a piece to be judged and to be shown, you can’t sell it ahead of time and have somebody else take it away. These pieces must be available for the display, and then afterward, whoever bought the art can, of course, have the art.” Open Art Show 2014 includes both an art show and a standard flower show.
Stay alert! The joy dispensers are here! I was shopping at Michael’s (the craft store) in the late afternoon when I heard a conversation in the next aisle between a mother and her s i x - y e a rold child. “ O h , Mama, look at this!” “ U h huh.” “I love Pam this!!” “ U h Young huh.” Make it “I have one don’t Fun! I!!!” “ U h huh.” “You made it for me didn’t you, Mama!!!!” “Uh huh.” “Can you make one for Sissy?” “Uh huh.” As I listened to the excitement and love in the sweet child’s voice, for her mother and her little sister, and the tired drone of her mother’s responses, tears welled up in my eyes. I thought about how many times I’d done the same thing with my children when they were young. After all, I had a centerpiece to make, a decoration for the front door to think about, col-
ors to consider, people coming for the holidays to entertain and make welcome and not enough time! At that moment in Michael’s I would have given anything to go back to just one time in the aisle of a store, hear my child’s voice and not miss what was really happening. Love, joy adoration. The stuff of Christmas! My kids are grown now and I’ll never again hear their little bell voices exclaiming their joy over something. That time is gone forever and it flew past like a cheetah on speed. I had to get to the next aisle and see the child! With tears streaming down my cheeks, I peeked around the corner and looked at the small girl’s happy, little face. She was all dressed up in a Christmassy dress and fancy socks. Her hair was dark brown in shoulder-length curls. She was holding a Christmas stocking with a Santa Claus on it. She looked up and smiled at me. Sissy was asleep in a stroller. Then I looked at the mother. She was tired; I could see it in her eyes. But when she looked into mine, she smiled seeing my love for her child and the moment. I told her what had gone through my mind listening to their conversation. Her tears started to
collect as she listened to me and then she said, “Now you’re making me cry.” She dabbed her eye with the back of her wrist, “Thank you, I needed to hear this. I get so busy and it’s easy to neglect her natural enthusiasm.” I told the mother it was obvious that her child had not been neglected, because she was such a happy little girl, and that I understood how easy it was to get wrapped up in our own thoughts and miss these holy moments. I left Michael’s knowing I wanted to write about this. Your children adore you and they are like little joy dispensers, especially during this time of year. Since it’s also an especially busy time for you, it can be so easy to miss those gifts of love and joy your children are eager to give to you. They’re gifts that can’t be wrapped up with festive paper or charged on Visa. Stay alert! This is a holy time. Merry Christmas! For more from Pam Young go to www.makeitfunanditwillgetdone.com. You’ll find many musings, videos of Pam in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, videos on how to get organized, ways to lose weight and get your finances in order, all from a reformed SLOB’s point of view.
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Hardin Valley Academy students formed a circle roughly 90 feet in diameter to witness a new patriotic ceremony led by James Puckett, left, HVA school security officer and a retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer (25 years military service). The school’s inaugural U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony was held on a sports practice field hill located between the main school building and Hardin Valley Road on a sunny Friday morning, Oct. 25. With four flags retired into a pit of fire, all four of which were flying at HVA when the school opened in August 2008, Hardin Valley junior Isaiah B. McGee, a cadet airman in Karns High School Air Force JROTC, retires two flags. Also retiring two flags during the ceremony was HVA senior Joshua R. Coleman, right, AFJROCT chief master sergeant. Principal Sallee Reynolds and assistant principal George Ashe recited information about the ceremony’s importance. Also in attendance was Gus Paidousis, Knox County Schools chief of security.
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community Now-Dec. 9 Mission of Hope Christmas Champaign big blue barrel collection will continue through Monday, Dec. 9. Collection barrels can be found throughout Knoxville area: Chick-Fil-A, Food City, Kmart, Home Federal Bank, Knoxville TVA, CVS and Sears. For more information, call 865584-7571.
The University of Tennessee Gardens will be hosting “Winter Wonderland,” from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Parents are asked to remind children to bring their holiday wish list, as someone from the North Pole will be making an appearance. Cost is $5 per child 12 and under. Advance registration required. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 865-974-7151.
Historic Ramsey House will host an Annual Candle Light Tour from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 865-546-0745.
Now-Jan. 5 Home Federal Bank will sponsor the eight seasons at Market Square Ice Rink from now, through Sunday, Jan. 5. For more information, visit www. knoxvillesholidaysonice.com/
Knoxville Museum of Art and Tennessee Art Education Association will present the Eight Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, from now through Jan. 12. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Angela Thomas, 865-934-2034.
Historic Ramsey House will host a wreath-making workshop at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Hot mulled cider and treats will be served from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Cost is $35 for the workshop. For more information, call 865546-0745.
Racheff House and Gardens Board will hold its holiday sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. For more information, call Janet Oakes, 865-675-1958.
Dec. 7 Dec. 5 Fort Loudoun Medical Center will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the mail lobby. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Ashley Hankla, 865271-6026.
Concord Captain’s Club and Knox county Parks and Recreation will host the “Fifth Annual Lightfest for Tots Parade,” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade will benefit the United States Marina Corps Toys for Tots program. For more information, call James Bisch, 865-966-5831.
Home Federal Bank presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” at 1 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Tennessee Theatre. The event is free and seating is limited. Doors open one hour before. For more information, visit http:// www.homefederalbanktn.com/
Farragut High School Choral will hold its concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865-966-9775.
Mabry-Hazen House will host its annual Christmas tour from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, and from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. Donations are welcomed. For more information, call 865-522-8661.
Dec. 12 Knox County Veterans Service Office will provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members concerning VA benefits from 11 a.m., to noon, Thursday, Dec. 12, at Frank R. Strang Senior Center. For more information, call 865-215-5645.
Maryville College will present “Feaste of Sweetes,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 865-981-8150.
Dec. 6-21 Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “Little Women,” at 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays Dec. 6 through 21; from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 p.m., Sundays, at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 865-2083677.
Dec. 7 Echo Ridge will hold a holiday open house and “Trees of Hope Celebration,” from 3 to 5:50 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. Proceeds from each decorated tree purchase will go to Mission of Hope. For more information, call 865-769-0111.
The 45th Nativity Pageant of Knoxville to be held at 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, and 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, at Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Admission is free. For more information, call 865-2589985.
Tennessee Valley Machine Knitters Club will hold its meeting at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Rothchild’s. For more information, call Marie Hickson, 865457-0960.
Pellissippi State Community College and The WordPlayers will present “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, in Clayton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $8 for youth ages 12-17, and $5 for children under 12. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/tickets/
Samuel Frazier Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at the home of Sharon “Sam” Wyrosdick. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Martha Kroll, 865-603-4655.
Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church will host inaugural St. Nicholas Christmas Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, and from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 865-522-5043.
Dec. 6 Racheff House and Gardens will celebrate its annual “Greens Tea,” from noon to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. For more information, call Janet Oakes, 865675-1958.
Town of Farragut in conjunction with Bricks 4 Kidz will offer “Kidz Night Out,” from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Town Hall. Cost is $30 for first child; $25 for each additional child. For more information, call 865966-7057.
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Dec. 14-15 Cornstalk Heights Historic Community Organization in Harriman will open their homes for the 23rd Annual Home Tour and Tea from Noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 and 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. Cost is $15 per person, $5 for children 6-12. For more information, call 865-882-9414.
Dec. 5 Webb School of Knoxville’s Lower School kindergarten through fifth grade will host an admissions open house meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the lower school commons. For more information, call Deborah Gross, 865-291-3864.
a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, in Downtown Square. For more information, visit www.knoxvillejbr.org/
Dec. 7 Harvey Broome Group will take a day hike Saturday, Dec. 7, at White Rocks and Sand Cave, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. For more information, call Ron Shrieves, 865922-3518.
Dec. 7-8 Appalachian Ballet Company will present “The Nutcracker,” at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Advance tickets are $40, $35, and $25. Students and seniors will receive a $5 discount. For more information, call Natash Blum, 865-982-8463.
Dec. 8 Ijams Nature Center will host a holiday market and fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. For more information, call 865-5774717.
Dec. 14 Oak Ridge Community Orchestra will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.oakridge communityorchestra.com/
Dec. 14 Appalachian Ballet Company will present “The Nutcracker,” at 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Clayton Center for the Arts. Advance tickets are $40, $35, and $25 student and senior will receive a $5 discount. For more information, call Natash Blum, 865-982-8463.
Dec. 14 Harvey Broome Group will take a biodiversity tour Saturday, Dec. 14, at Albright Grove. For more information, call Mac Post, 865-806-0980.
Dec. 14 The Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis is from 8:30 to 11
Wilderness at the Smokies Resort will host Santa Hustle 5K/Half Marathon at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. For more information, call Ellen Liston, 865868-2176.
Dec. 20-22 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present its 27th Annual Clayton Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, and 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22, in Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Cost range from $14 to $45 per ticket. For more information, call 865-291-3310.
Dec. 22 The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter 1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, at Old Gray Cemetery. For more information, call Charlotte Miller, 865-448-6716.
Jan. 9-10 Farragut Arts Council will sponsor a juried art show and juried standard flower show, Friday and Saturday, May 16-17. Artwork and application fee are due from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, and from 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10. Entry fee is $5 per piece. For more information, call Sue Stuhl, 865-966-7057 or visit www.towoffarragut.org/ artsandculture/
Jan. 11 First Annual Knoxville Run for Their Lives Race, a 5K event will, be held on Nation Human Trafficking Awareness Day and begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at Market Square. For more information, call Karen Houston, 734-3068333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 15 Town of Farragut will host an event providing information about Farragut on its history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, and March 25, at Town Hall. For more information, call 865-966-7057.
worship Dec. 7, 8 Clinch Valley Chorus and Orchestra will present “The Messiah” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Norris Methodist Church and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information, call 865-5220545.
Dec. 8 Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Lucas Richman will host “A Moment with the Maestro,” at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 865521-2317.
Dec. 10 Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse will hold its outreach meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, at New Covenant Fellowship Church. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and new hats, gloves, scarves, blankets for Lost Sheep Ministries. For more information, call Diane Shelby, 865-687-3687.
Dec. 10 Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church will host a HBG holiday photograph show at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. Open to the public. For more information, contact Mac Post, email@example.com
Dec. 13-15 Christ Covenant Church will host “Sanders Family Christmas,” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-15. Free tickets www.christcov.org/
Dec. 14 Mark Cabus will present Dickens’ “Christmas Carol,” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at First Christian Church. A freewill offering will be received. For more information, call 865-5220545.
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FHS, HVA bands delight during fall competition ■
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With “a very difficult show” it attempted to master, 2013 Farragut High School’s Marching Admirals pleased their band director during fall competitions. It was a similar challenge, with similar results during a “unique and rewarding season,” for Hardin Valley Academy’s Outdoor Performance Ensemble and its program, “The Digital Human.” “The kids did a great job this season. They had a really positive attitude,” said Keith Clupper, FHS band director, about how his 110 members handled its 2013 fall program “Superstitions.” “Throughout the entire season they worked really hard. They were able to achieve excellence with a very difficult show that we designed for them.” Among Marching Admirals’ competitive season highlights was Southern State Champions in Chattanooga. “The band swept [first places] in their class,” Clupper said. In addition to Tennessee, “You had bands from Georgia, Alabama,” Clupper added. “At that entire competition, there were probably around 35 bands there. We weren’t in direct competition with all those groups.” Overall, “One thing that’s really important to me is the
FHS Marching Admirals perform a portion of their 2013 program, “Superstitions,” in front of parents during its annual end-of-bandcamp performance in the school’s vocational/Farragut Middle School parking lot Aug. 2.
competitiveness of our marching program,” said Clupper, in his third school year at FHS. “Developing all the aspects of the marching program, which includes the color guard program, the percussion program as well as the wind players. “I think this is the first year we’ve had, from the beginning to the end of the season … where the kids that we have now are starting to grab hold of the vision that Michelle [Clupper, assistant director] and I put forward for the program,” he added.
Of the 110 members, only 16 are seniors, Clupper said. “You’re going to see over the next few years the numbers in the band program rebound a little bit,” Clupper added. “I think over the next few years you’re going to see some special things come out of this band program. Both in marching and in concert season. I want the marching program and the concert program both to be known, not just in Tennessee, but nationally.” At Hardin Valley, “I would characterize it as excellent,”
said Andrew Parham, HVA band director, about his 128 members’ season. “… It was an incredible result.” As for grasping “The Digital Human,” Parham said, “I think the last week of the season going into our last competition of the year was when everything felt jelled together and solidified and consistent.” Specifically, “I think our finals performance at Contest of Champions was by far the highlight of the entire year,” Parham said about HVA’s last perform-
ance, which was held in Murfreesboro. Among 17 bands, “We placed sixth,” Parham said, as “several” Tennessee bands were joined by “several bands from Kentucky.” In addition, “At one competition our color guard won Best Overall in Show,” Parham added about a show in Laurel, Ky. Oct. 12. “There were over 20” bands. Among his upperclassmen, “Many of them felt that this was the favorite show that they’ve done so far at Hardin Valley Academy,” Parham said.
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Vaughn takes 2-year trek ■
Madelin Ebbert, center, an eighth-grader from Farragut Middle School, led a booth that utilized the American Red Cross’ Scrubby Bear program at the East Tennessee VOAD Emergency Preparedness Fair, which took place Saturday, Sept. 21, at Cokesbury Center. Ebbert was helped by her friends and fellow Farragut Middle School students Alice Dupree left and Caroline Wade right.
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Kimball Vaughn still remembers when he became a Mormon. “My parents were raised in the Mormon church, and when I was 8 years old, I decided I wanted to join the Mormon church and be baptized,” Vaughn said. “So I guess since I was 8, I’ve been a Mormon.” Vaughn, 21, of Farragut, completed a two-year mission, serving one year in the Utah Ogden Mission in Ogden, Utah, and one year in the Utah Salt Lake City
Mission. He began the mission in August 2011 and finished August 2013. “Basically for two years, it was kind of weird because we had to completely say goodbye to our family, and we lost complete communication with them,” he said. “We could e-mail them once a week but no phone calls except Mother’s Day and Christmas. So essentially we were going to a place that was foreign to us, and what we were going to do every day was teach people about Jesus Christ for two years.” He did a variety of things on
his mission, he said. “Primarily what we do every day is we would go out, and we would look for people that were interested in learning more about Jesus Christ or people that already knew Jesus Christ and already had a good relationship with him but wanted to strengthen it,” he said. He and others would teach them. They also helped people and the community, he said. He called his mission his life’s greatest experience thus far. See VAUGHN on Page 10A
VOAD Fair prepares kids ■
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The East Tennessee VOAD Emergency Preparedness Fair took place Saturday, Sept. 21, at Cokesbury Center. Madelin Ebbert, an eighth grader from Farragut Middle School, led a booth at the fair that utilized the American Red Cross’ Scrubby Bear program. “It teaches little kids what germs are and how to get rid of them by washing their hands,” Ebbert said. Ebbert, 13, was helped by her friends and fellow Farragut Middle School students Alice Dupree and Caroline Wade. Ebbert outlined the steps in washing hands.
“First you get your hands wet, and then you get a squirt of soap and you wash them,” she said. “And then you rinse them, and then you dry them and turn off the faucet.” She addressed why it is important for children to learn proper handwashing. “Because if they just put their hands under the water, they aren’t really getting rid of the germs, and then they can get sick easier,” she said. She called the program effective. “I think it’s effective because it alerts little kids that germs are real and that if they aren’t careful, they can make you See VOAD on Page 10A
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Vaughn From page 9A
“I feel like my mission really strengthened my testimony in Jesus Christ, and I’m eternally indebted to my mission because I feel like it’s really helped me to gain a strong conviction that Jesus Christ lives and that he suffered for my sins and that he’s provided a way for me and for anyone to come back in his presence if we’re willing to follow him and do what he’d have us
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sick,” she said. “And so it helps them learn how to correctly wash their hands.” She attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located along Grigsby Chapel Road, she said. Members of that youth group taught the Scrubby Bear pro-
Kimball Vaughn stands at the Missionary Training Center, which is in Provo, Utah, at the beginning of his mission. The Provo Utah Temple is pictured behind him.
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do,” he said. “I literally cannot picture what my life would be like having not served my mission.” Born in Georgia, Vaughn was raised in Farragut. But starting with college, his life has taken a swing west. After graduating from Farragut High School in 2010, Vaughn went to college at Brigham Young University-Idaho for his freshman year. Then he went on his two-year mission in Utah before returning to college.
He transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, beginning with his sophomore year this fall. “It’s been a pretty tough adjustment to buckle down again into college life and to study secular things again and writing papers and taking tests,” he said. “It’s coming, but it’s definitely been a struggle at first just because I’m not used to it anymore. I haven’t done homework for two years.”
gram last year, she said. Volunteers from Farragut Middle School also helped with the fire safety house at the fair. Mary Beth Birge, regional emergency services director for the American Red Cross for East Tennessee, said she was chair of the event this year. “There’s some very simple things that people can do to get prepared,” Birge said. “...
Getting a kit, getting a plan and becoming informed, those are the three steps for preparedness. It’s very simple, I think people think preparedness is difficult, and it’s not. I have a family disaster kit on our booth here that I put together, and it cost me less than 50 bucks.” People should practice plans, she said.
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ference in the lives of all students who enter my classroom,” she said. McGill said Lacy, chairman of the math department at FHS, is a 30-year veteran educator, who in addition to her teaching tasks also assists with in-service trainings, most recently for the Common Core State Standards. She founded the Farragut High Math Academy, where she works with students and their mentors and other community organizations to inspire students in pursuing careers in math, engineering science and technology, he said. “During her six years as AP calculus teacher at FHS, every one of Mrs. Lacy’s students has taken the AP calculus exam and 97 percent have earned college credit,” he added.
“Her community involvement is also significant,” McGill said. “She integrates assisting the Love Kitchen and Second Harvest Food Bank into her classes.” Additionally, he said Lacy’s teaching philosophy centers around high expectations for every student in maximizing the students’ individual ability. The mayor also shared a story about his daughter, Kimberly. She was always allergic to math, but she was in Lacy’s class about 20 years ago, he related. “It was still a struggle, but, in the process you became her favorite teacher, and she made an A and she went on to be valedictorian,” McGill told Lacy, choking up as he spoke. “What an honor it is to come before you and speak,” FHS principal Michael Reynolds said. “I can’t tell you how thankful that I am that you
bestowed this on Ms. Lacy. “We are so blessed at Farragut High School to have such quality teachers -- outstanding teachers, outstanding students and a community that is dedicated to that excellence,” Reynolds added. “I think back to Mrs. Lacy and her career – 30 years of being dedicated to a labor of love, 30 years of demanding excellence. “She is a teacher of students and a teacher of teachers and a teacher of administrators. She’s dedicated to a cause,” he said. “What a treasure you have in Wanda Lacy and the staff of Farragut High School. She represents all the educators across East Tennessee who are dedicated to making sure that our students become those leaders who are not afraid to step forward, not afraid to ask why and not afraid to excel.”
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helping kids,” Farinella said. “Ninety-five percent of the money we raise, or comes from our donors, goes directly to feed the kids,” Sid Kemp said. “We believe in feeding them physically, spiritually and emotionally.” Education efforts have included “an anti-bullying campaign up in Appalachia, and also a drug and alcohol [prevention] campaign,” Sid Kemp said of FGC work in Bell County, Ky. “We have feeding programs in five schools there. … We’re helping to build an abused women’s and children’s shelter in Appalachia because there are so many kids that live in conditions that are just horrible because the mines have shut down,” he added. “We have programs in South Florida, primarily in a Haitian refugee community; we have programs in Guatemala. … We have partners in those places that we work with who we trust that have proven to be good stewards. We have partners in Appalachia that we work through.”
recalled an inspirational story prompting her to give. “There’s a 3-year-old girl I know at a church nearby, and she needed a bone marrow transplant, and some random stranger matched her completely,” Williams said. “And it saved her life. I can’t give bone marrow, but I can give blood. They talked about it at a camp I went to, and they had the little girl there. And it was just really sweet.” Giving blood for the first time in her life, “I’m not nervous about it because it would be worse to be dying of cancer,” Williams said. “It could help save someone’s life. It can help someone with cancer or who’s been in a wreck. I can help someone live.” Lexi Mailahn, 17-year-old FHS junior, came to school that morning not knowing about the Medic drive, adding she had never donated blood. “My friend came up to me, and
she was like, ‘you should come and give blood with me because we’re going to help save people’s lives,” Mailahn said. “And I was like, ‘I’m interested. … Yeah, let’s do it.’” Before that, “I really didn’t think about it,” Mailahn said. “It doesn’t take that much time to do it. It really wasn’t that painful. It was definitely worth it. … It’s not that hard. … I was just excited to get to help people out.” On a lighter note, Mailahn added, “You get out of class.” Mailahn advised other FHS students, or anyone else thinking about donating, to “drink a bottle of water … and you should eat that day before you give blood.” Among the teachers and administrators donating was Terry Zimmer, a part-time FHS French teacher. During her donation period, Zimmer passed the time with an FHS student who, located in the adjacent station, was waiting to begin his donation process.
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biz beat • Josh Ellis State Farm, located at 11826 Kingston Pike suite 120, will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Networking event starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5.
• Canterfield of Oak Ridge, located at 200 Bus Terminal Road in Oak Ridge, will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting event, starting at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11.
More than 200 people were waiting outside Best Buy just minutes before its 6 p.m. opening. While Kohl’s along Kingston Pike in Farragut did not open until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, four customers – Audrey Roberts, Suzanne Jardet, Hannah Stiles and Angela Burkhardt – already were in line outside the store around 6:15 p.m. that night. Just about a half hour later – at about 6:45 p.m. – the line had already quickly grown to a substantial number of people. Jardet, who had waited outside Kohl’s since about 5:15 p.m., said while she waited that she wanted to get a printer, boots for her daughter and luggage for herself.
• The Office of Philanthropy at Covenant Health recently announced two new directors of development for its fundraising team. Beginning in January, Gina Williams will serve as director of development at Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation, and Misty Brown will join Fort Sanders Foundation as director of development. • Knox County Register of Deeds Sherry Witt has been elected president of the Tennessee Registers Association. Witt, a lifelong resident of Knox County, was elected at the organization’s annual conference recently held in Murfreesboro. The Tennessee Registers Association is comprised of all the county Registers of Deeds across the state.
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• Town of Farragut announces it has been named the second Most Business-Friendly City in Tennessee for 2013 by the Beacon Center of Tennessee, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization. Farragut was named the Most Business Friendly City in both 2006 and 2011 and earned the third place ranking in 2012. • Kroger stores throughout Knoxville are kicking off the holiday season with The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree Program, to help raise funds for the less fortunate. From Nov. 25 through Dec. 24, Kroger customers can add $25 to their checkout total to provide an Angel Tree family with gifts and a Christmas dinner. • Dr. Jennifer McMillen, an internal medicine specialist and American Board of Internal Medicine certified physician, has joined Summit's Medical Associates location at 9333 Park West Blvd. McMillen, a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and St. George's University, completed her internship and residency at UT's Graduate School of Medicine.
From left, Suzanne Jardet, Hannah Stiles, Angela Burkhardt and Audrey Roberts wait outside Kohl’s along Kingston Pike in Farragut Thanksgiving night.
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Farragut High School senior Trenton Cardwell was just waking up in the late morning hours of Thanksgiving day. It is not unusual for a high school student to sleep in on a holiday during a break from school. But where Cardwell awoke is a bit unusual. He, along with a handful of his friends, slept in their cars in the parking lot outside Best Buy along Parkside Drive. They had been waiting outside the store since Wednesday, Nov. 27, and they were anticipating the store’s 6 p.m. Thanksgiving night opening and all the big sales prices making the sleepover worthwhile.
Cardwell, in particular, was waiting to buy an Xbox 360 video game system, something he wanted badly. Even though the Xbox One – the next generation model of Microsoft video game consoles – had come out that month, it was the Xbox 360 that Cardwell still wanted. “All my friends have had an Xbox, and I just haven’t,” Cardwell said. “I’m that one guy who just doesn’t get online and play with them because I don’t have one. It’s really sad. I’m 17 years old, and I don’t have an Xbox.” Cardwell had slept in his Honda Accord. “There’s probably like a ton of blankets in my car that we just pile on, and then I just turn my car on every two hours when it’s too cold,” he said.
After being in South Knoxville for eight years, I Love NY Pizza moved to 10420 Kingston Pike, and opened in September. I Love NY Pizza has four owners: John Wright, his wife, Jenny, and Jamie and Meg Akins. They bought the restaurant from former owner Ted Cioffi in March 2012, John Wright said. “We were looking to make an investment, and I was looking at different businesses that were for sale in and around Knoxville,” John Wright said. “And I came across this one on a business broker’s site and went out and ate and just loved the food, started talking to Ted.” The decision to move was made because the restaurant needed an area with more traffic, he said. “It wasn’t an easy decision to make. We had a lot of great customers in South Knoxville, and a lot of them have followed us to West Knoxville. And that’s great.” He described the restaurant’s atmosphere as “unique, funky. We’ve got lots of photos and pictures on the walls of various New York icons. We built a large bar in the space. We try to be very friendly and welcoming. We make everything from scratch. We make dough and marinara and pizza sauce every day.” John Wright’s favorite of the restaurant’s offerings is homemade lasagna. “It’s made fresh,” he said. “... And it’s just really tasty, huge portions too.”
business briefs • Town of Farragut Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ Board of Directors. The appointment was made at the 2013 NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Wash., in November. Actively involved with NLC for 10 years, LaMarche will serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors. Previously she served on the Program Committee and was vice chair and chair of the Human Development Committee. LaMarche currently sits on the Small Cities Council Steering Committee and is second vice president of the Women in Municipal Government. In 2012, she reached the Platinum level in NLC’s Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program.
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After opening in May, the West Knoxville and Farragut location of Autumn Care Assisted Living held its grand opening Nov. 5. “We cater to individuals, typically elderly individuals that need assistance with their activities of daily living,” said Brenda Weatherly, executive director of Autumn Care’s Farragut-Knox facility. “... They rent an apartment here, and we provide their ADLs [activities of daily living]. And we have nurses on staff. We have CNAs on staff. We have an in-house physical therapy [and] an occupational therapy.” The Farragut-Knox location at 136 Canton Hollow Road, one of two Autumn Care facilities, has 44 rooms and is licensed for 56 residents, she said. It offers onebedroom to studio apartments. “We have in-room call light systems for emergencies,” Weatherly added. “We’re completely handicap accessible. ... We also have an activities director. We do outings. Also our breakfast here is a la carte, so you can have anything you want.
Farragut-West Knoxville location of Autumn Care Assisted Living hosted a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting event. Owner Peter Falk (red tie), his wife, Mari, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett all helped cut the ribbon.
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dents 65 and older according to Weatherly, many “require assistance and some kind of ADL, like cooking, cleaning, medication management, something so that they are able to stay at home [at Autumn Care] without actually having to go to a nursing home.” Autumn Care’s biggest assests? “That it’s locally owned, that we
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Biz Alliance thankful for successful year, ‘incredible’ Town people As the year draws to a close, we think about the time that has passed and about the coming new year. For those readers engaged in social media, you might have noticed the “30 days of thanks” posts being shared throughout November. Organizations, like people, have much for which to be thankful. In that spirit of thankfulness, the Farragut Business Alliance has much to share: Thank you to the incredible community event sponsors, vendors, participants and volunteers who made our 2013 events such a
success. From the expanded Art in the Park and soggy Red, White & Blues PreIndependence Day Allison C o m m u n i t y Sousa Picnic, to By Business, the ever- For Business popular Taste of Farragut and the sentimental
Light the Park, your support, flexibility and enthusiasm continue to make our events bigger and better each year. Thank you to the Farragut business community for reaching out to us with both ideas and concerns. In the FBA’s role as a liaison between the Town government and the business community, it continues to be important that we hear from you! Many more businesses are taking advantage of the free resources and programs available through the FBA. We hope this trend continues in 2014!
Thank you to the residents for supporting Farragut’s businesses. Whether during special Shop Farragut campaigns or just as a part of your daily routines, your support of Farragut businesses makes our community stronger, more connected and truly drives the kind of economic development that will benefit our town in the future. Finally, thank you to the Town of Farragut. Leadership continues to eagerly and enthusiastically welcome the FBA’s input, while the staff wholeheartedly supports our events at every turn. We are
thrilled and humbled by the strength of this partnership and look forward to both the successes and challenges the new year will bring. For it is our successes that fulfill us but our challenges that make us stronger. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
on Thanksgiving night or Black Friday. She said she enjoys the excitement of the days. “I just like staying up all night, and I even got my 16-year-old to come with me a few times, but he
doesn’t want to anymore,” she said.
Jardet said Kohl’s most likely would be the only store she’d visit
Thanksgiving night and Black Friday this year.
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“I enjoy Black Friday,” Jardet said. “It’s fun.” She estimated that for about nine years, she has waited in line
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sliced homemade meatballs, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives and ricotta cheese.” Customer favorites include lackened chicken parmesan and tortellini alfredo dinners, he said.
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Knoxville Catholic High School saw its gridiron Cinderella Story come to an end Friday night. The Irish, however, put up a valiant fight that came up just short in a 41-34 loss to top-seeded Fulton in Class 4A state tournament semifinals before a packed house on a chilly night at Fulton’s Bob Black Field Nov.29. Catholic (10-4), which entered the game after notching a pair of one-point victories in the Chattanooga area, wasn’t intimidated by the mighty Falcons. The Irish did someFulton 41 t h i n g Irish 34 that no other team had done against Fulton all season. Catholic scored five touchdowns and never trailed by more than 13 points on the night. “I was proud of our effort,” Irish first-year Jancek head coach Steve Matthews said. “There were a couple plays that we didn’t make. Every game comes down to two to six plays. We didn’t make those plays and they made them. “We were excited coming into this game but we just couldn’t make the plays and do the things that we needed to do to See CATHOLIC on Page 6B
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With a look of determination, Farragut’s Drew Driscoll powers his way to the basket while avoiding a Cocke County defender’s outstretched arm during final round of inaugural Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament at FHS Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30.
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Madyson Newby is stepping up her offensive game as a Farragut High School Lady Lady Admirals 37 Admirals senior post. “I’ve always been a role player, Cocke County 26 on the defensive end. Last year my role was defense, and this year — I’m not trying to take over by any means — everything’s coming together and my teammates Cocke County 55 are making good passes to me,” said Admirals 44 Newby, whose scored 12 points to help the Lady Ads to a weekend victory. Also led by senior wing Madison Maples’ game-high 14 points, plus a stingy man-to-man defense, Farragut (5-1 after the win) grabbed a 37-26 victory against Cocke County (4-3) during the inaugural Admiral Thanksgiving Tournament in Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30. “I definitely worked real hard this summer on my post See ADMIRALS on Page 5B
Sue Yun Kim, Farragut Lady Admirals point guard, looks to set up a play against a Cocke County defender during final round action of inaugural Admiral Thanksgiving Tournament at FHS Saturday afternoon, Nov. 30.
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Off to a 3-0 start, Hardin Valley Academy’s varsity girls basketball team Walker Valley 62 ate a little humLady Hawks 53 ble pie during Mermaid Mattress Cleveland Thanksgiving Classic in Bradley County Nov. 26-27. A 62-53 loss to event co-host Walker Valley on WVHS’s home court Tuesday, Nov. 26, preceded a 45-27 setback to co-host
Cleveland at CHS the next day. Jennifer Galloway, HVA head coach, said the losses “exposed some things we need to work on,” which includes “rebounding.” Beginning the season with victories against Ooltewah and Knoxville Central, the Lady Hawks crushed rival Karns 53-29 at HVA Monday, Nov. 25. “Our team chemistry is good,” Galloway said. “And the girls play hard.” Meanwhile, Hardin Valley’s boys have found success three times in five games by “getting to
the rim … that’s when we’re as tough as we can be, when we focus on attacking the basket,” Hawks boys head coach Keith Galloway said. Also opening 2-0 versus Central and Ooltewah, the HVA boys stumbled against Karns (7766) then lost at Walker Valley (67-60) before rallying to beat Bradley Central 64-59 at CHS Nov. 27. “We played really well the first two games. Didn’t play as well against Karns. Took too many outside shots,” Keith Galloway
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said. “… We kind of got back on track against Bradley.” Junior guard Blaine Shockley led the Hawks with 21 p o i n t s against Bradley. Senior posts Battle followed, with Dyonta Bizzle-Brown adding 13 and Zak Carter 12. Sophomore power forward Tyler Thompson
came off the bench to score 10. Individually for HVA’s girls, starting junior wing Brooklyn Battle “is playing well. She’s shooting the ball well,” Jennifer Galloway said. “Brie Carter has been big for us on the offensive glass,” the Lady Hawks coach added about her starting senior post. “We’re getting solid play from our point guard, Taylor Bishop. She’s been a good leader on the floor. And we’ve seen really great glimpses from Lacy Cantrell,” junior starting post.
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Farragut High School’s athletic Signing Day featured five FHS seniors who finalized college scholarship choices by inking National Letter of Intent papers in Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium Monday morning, Nov. 18. With relatives of all five on hand, a ceremony highlighting each of the five signees’ career accomplishments culminated with individual photos alongside relatives. From left are baseball infielder Sam Schulze (CarsonNewman University signee), girls basketball wing Madison Maples (University of North Georgia), baseball infielder Chase Chambers (Tennessee Tech), gymnast Shauna Miller (University of Missouri) and baseball player Bo Baker (Tusculum College).
About beating Farragut, “We go in there and usually get our butts handed to us,” Fountaine said. “And we finally give it back to them, which is a great feeling.” To end Farragut’s win streak, Friedle said, “Feels amazing. … especially on that last-second goal.” Meanwhile, lost in the all the drama was the performance of FHS forward Felix Bjurstrom, who tallied three goals (hat trick) plus one assist despite an arm injury where he lacks “full mobility there” according to Rob Despins, Ice Admirals head coach. As for the late collapse,
Despins pointed to “a short bench.” Making things worse was the absence of starter Austin Scheidt (broken thumb). “We were laboring. … Fatigue was a big factor,” Despins added about his team late in the third period, as FHS blew a 4-1 lead late in the second period. Other goals for Bearden (1-1) came from Nick McGregor, Garrett Griffis, Sean Doyle, Drake Lamm and Jake Foard. Other assists were courtesy Tyler McFall, Doyle and Lamm. Kyle Lindsay and Trey Rogoski also scored goals for Farragut (11). Defender Brandon Timmis
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moves, getting the basics down, so I’m definitely more comfortable this year,” Newby added. Meanwhile, Farragut’s boys ended up winless (0-3) in their own tournament following a 5544 loss to Cocke County (5-2) Saturday, prompting FHS head coach Chris Cool to call out his team in search of a special ingredient. “We’re trying to find some leaders right now. … Our main purpose right now is find five guys that want to lay their guts on the line for Farragut High School,” said Cool, as his Admirals fell to 2-4 overall despite a team high 15 from senior post Billy Williams. “We
haven’t found those yet.” Matt Eggert scored seven points for Farragut, with Drew Driscoll adding four. Other Lady Admirals scorers were Maegan Hudson with three points and two each for Miranda Burt, Rebecca Jameson, Anna Woodford and Kristen Freeman. Maples said her Lady Admirals “are not satisfied” after going 2-1 in the tourney (losing 39-32 to Grainger County Friday, Nov. 29). “Grainger County was a tough loss.” Against Cocke County, “defense and free throws were the main thing,” Maples said. “I thing defensive intensity is the main reason we win our games. We’ve come a long way with our defense,” Maples added. “We have people like Miranda Burt
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out the services of the injured Daryl Rollins-Davis, took its first lead of the game when D’Ontay Tate scored on a 3-yard plunge to make the score 21-14 at the 3:27 mark of the opening quarter. From there, Fulton would never trail again but Catholic did manage to tie the game by halftime on a 5-yard touchdown run by senior Elijah Brown to make the score 21-21 midway through the second quarter. The two defenses took center stage in the third stanza. Fulton scored first in the second half when Xavier Hawkins had a 7yard run to give the Falcons a 28-21 lead with 3:10 to go in the frame. That advantage, however, was short-lived as Catholic junior running back Logan Lacey answered with a 5-yard scoring run to even the game at 21. Hawkins put Fulton up 35-28 late in the third with a 51-yard run out of the wildcat formation. He had another 5-yard scoring run with just under two minutes remaining in the game to make the score 41-28. The Irish pulled to within 4134 when Lacey caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Jancek. Catholic’s onside kick was recovered by Fulton, which went on to run out the clock to end the Irish’s playoff run. The season-ending loss stung but the memories were all good for KCHS, which battled injuries all year. “It was a heck of a ride,” said Lacey, who rushed for 33 yards and caught two pass. “We had every injury possible but I think we have the most heart in the state.”
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win the game.” Catholic certainly did what it had to early. In fact, the Irish got on the board first when junior quarterback Zac Jancek threw a 50-yard scoring strike to Will Martinez to give KCHS a 60 lead with 10 minutes, 17 seconds remaining in the opening frame and that was beginning of a first quarter full of fireworks. Wyatt Price’s extra point gave the visitors a 7-0 advantage. Fulton (14-0) answered in rapid fashion when senior field general Penny Smith connected with KJ Roper on an 85-yard touchdown pass with 9:17 left. The Falcons, however, missed the extra point and Fulton trailed 7-6. Catholic answered that punch with a body blow of its own. Janceck hooked up with freshman receiver Chase Kuerschen on a 25-yard scoring strike to give the Irish a 14-6 lead. “We came in here and gave it our all,” said Kuerschen, who had seven receptions for 120 yards. “The coaches told us that we had to come in here and fight and we did.” Keurschen’s touchdown pass gave KCHS a 14-6 lead and made the partisan Fulton crowd restless. But it didn’t take the Falcons, the defending Class 4A state champions very long to respond. Fulton’s Domonique Williams returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a score to pull the Falcons to within 14-12. Fulton made a two-point conversion to tie the game at 14 midway through the first quarter. The Falcons, who were with-
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Parker House Doctors “No job too big or too small!” Carpentry • Electrical • Painting Plumbing • Roofing • Remodeling
Residential Specialist - Over 1,000 Satisfied Customers! • Interior/Exterior • References • Wallpaper Removed
Licensed & Insured, References available Residential & Commercial
• Written Contracts • Licensed and Insured • Wood Repair • Drywall Repairs • Popcorn Ceilings Removed
30 yrs. experience Senior Citizen & Military Discounts
Cell: 772.341.0980 Office: 865.966.1614
Some of the fine communities we serve - Avalon, Montgomery Cove, Gettysvue, Mallard Bay, Fox Run...
“We never subcontract, we DO the work.”
If it’s sheetrock...
WE CAN FIX IT!!
Specializing in Tile Grout
Residential • Commercial Interior • Exterior Decks
Hang • Finish Texture • Paint/In & Out Call Gary Whitworth
Nominated in City View Magazine "Best of the Best 2013"
WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS
Quality • Commitment Customer Service
865-776-2616 Office 865-776-0925 Cell
Serving Knoxville and surrounding areas
Grout Works LLC Perfect Grout Permanently
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Grout Cleaning & Color Sealing Shower Restoration Tile Replacement Re-caulking
firstname.lastname@example.org • www.grout-works.com
Hicks Painting & Home Maintenance, Inc. Gary and Debbie Hicks, Owners Licensed General Contractor
986-9650 Performing All Phases of Remodeling & New Construction • • • • • • • • • •
Carpentry Electrical Kitchen Remodeling Carports Garages Screened Porches Textured Ceilings Hardwood Flooring Pergo Flooring Bathrooms
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Basements Finished New Additions Pressure Cleaning Driveways Sealed Carpet Installed Linoleum Installed Painting Plumbing Vinyl Siding Decks
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Pergolas/Arbors Sidewalks Ceramic Tile Sheetrock Insulation Patios Replacement Windows Sun Rooms Storage Buildings Footers/Concrete Work
FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED “Rely on the professionals for all your home improvement needs.”
“Voted Hometown Favorite for 11 Consecutive Years” Member of the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce
•Painting •Pressure Washing •Decks
•Plumbing •Electrical •Tile
SERVING THE KNOXVILLE AREA! Call John Benedetto 865-313-6615
Commercial & Residential 20 Years Experience Interior/Exterior Painting Pressure Washing Staining Drywall & Carpentry
865-291-8434 www.pilgrimpainting.net Licensed, Bonded & Insured
painting, remodeling, roofing, renovation, fencing, plumbing, pest control, heating & air, flooring, windows & doors, carpentry, electrical, general repair
24 Hour Emergency Service • Licensed and Insured
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8B • FARRAGUTPRESS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
The photographer is coming ... oh no!!! You have done your homework and research, hired the right Realtor to sell your home, painted, cleaned out, gave away, and cleaned some more... now getting ready for the pictures to be on the MLS! Don't take these for granted, they are what will intrigue and prompt a buyer to come and view your home. Take the time to prepare and put your home's "best foot forward". • Look at homes on the MLS you'll quickly see what you will need to change i your home. • Pay attention to details patio umbrella up, hose coiled up neatly, chairs up right and grill cleaned. • Toys hidden away. • Hide cords, or unplug if necessary these are very distracting in a photo. • Limit centerpieces to one large item, too much here will take away from the room drawing the eye to the table. • Kitchen counters, bathroom sinks and tubs - CLEAN and
BARE! • Lawn mowed, edged, weeded and seasonal flowers... one large flower pot by the front door makes more of a statement than small ones which will be lost in the finished photo. • Create outdoor living spaces with ambiance, lanterns, candles and neutral cushions. By putting in the extra effort and paying close attention to details allows the photographer to focus on what really matters... getting the PERFECT SHOT to sell your home!
Submitted by Natalie Bogusky, Keller Williams Realty, 865-694-5904
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.”
Phone (865) 712-7689
Phone (865) 386-7157
Phone (865) 621-4802
Phone (865) 310-0427
Phone (865) 803-2558
Phone (865) 472-0109
Phone (865) 310-4943
Phone (865) 318-1565
Phone (865) 719-3624
Phone (865) 850-0552
WENTWORTH 313 WINDHAM HILL RD - Fabulous all brick 2 sty w/fin walkout basement. Open floor plan w/hardwood floors in foyer, dining, living and bedroom/office on main. Large kitchen complete w/granite countertops. Kitchen opens up to spacious FR w/vaulted ceiling. Master bdrm w/trey ceiling w/granite countertops in master bath. All BRs w/full baths. Has 3rd sty walk up attic for extra storage. Large back deck w/awning overlooking backyard w/ mature trees. MLS 847796 $515,000
Angela Ezell (865) 679-6153 • AEzell@AdvantageTN.com
Susannah Dunn Phone (865) 640-5258
KINGS GATE - 308 PETERSON RD - This house built in the 70's looks like new. Laminate wood flooring, extensive use of wainscoting, 2'' wood blinds, many ceilings fans. Second living area downstairs. Huge deck surrounds a 22' above ground pool. A separate (heated and cooled) garage w/workshop connected by decking. Can accommodate 4 vehicles plus potential for 2 more. A Rare Find. MLS 863317 $225,000
Gene Sims Phone (865) 405-5658 Phone (865) 405-5689 GSims@AdvantageTN.com
Debbie Ishak Phone (865) 454-2027 DIshak@AdvantageTN.com
Julia Millsaps Phone (865) 296-4186 JMillsaps@AdvantageTN.com
Demand for quality rental property is extremely high! Call Dan to learn how we can help you get your property rented.
“Invite Us In, We’ll Get RESULTS”
96 Point Marketing Plan includes: Professional Photography Individual Property Website
REALTOR.com Showcase Listing
John Sadler (865) 804-2294 • JSadler@AdvantageTN.com
JUST LISTED-BILTMORE FOREST 10801 MODESTO LANE Biltmore subdivision – This great location is close to many conveniences that make living here in this established neighborhood perfect for the current owners and can be for you too. Brick front w/2 car side load garage, fenced yard w/deck & covered front porch. Lots of living space for you to enjoy, family room with a gas fireplace, formal dining and living room and a eat-in kitchen with new appliances & a pantry. 4 bed/3 bath bonus room & add. storage. This Great Home ready for you! MLS 868532 $253,900
(865) 257-1624 • www.JacquelineBurg.com
FARRAGUTPRESS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013 • 9B
10B • FARRAGUTPRESS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
Custom Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and Specialty Desserts
KIDS RIDE FREE with paying adult and an unwrapped gift to be donated to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
When it comes to planning your next Holiday event, remember the “Star of Knoxville” is a very unique and special place to host your party! Hurry...spots are fillling fast. 9430 South Northshore Drive | Knoxville, TN 37922 865.357.1355 | www.knoxsweetery.com
For more information or reservations, please call
HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 10:30am-9pm Fri-Sat: 10:30am-10pm Sun: Closed
www.mamamiacuisine.com 9115 - C Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923
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FREE LUNCH off
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with any delivery of $5.25 or more.
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