Monthly Archives: July 2013

Support Loudon Quarterback Club Cheerleaders at their Bake Sale and Car Wash – TODAY til 1 pm

The Loudon Quarterback Club Cheerleaders are holding a bake sake and carwash at Sloan’s Home Center in Tellico Village. They will be there until 1 pm today, or as one of the cheerleader’s moms told me, “We will be here until the last car is washed.” So stop by today and support this great organization and Read More

Summer Crops abound at Local Farmer’s Markets

Living in East Tennessee we are close to flourishing farm country and thriving farmer’s markets. Recent rains have affected many of the crops and many varieties of produce have been delayed by the lack of sunshine. But sunny days are here again and luscious tomatoes and sweet corn are making a comeback at the markets. Read More

Knoxville area hospitals recognized among best in Tennessee

U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals list includes five Knoxville area  hospitals. U.S. News and World Report evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals — 56 of them in East Tennessee — to compile its rankings. The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Parkwest Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Read More

Hey, y’all! It’s the July Blue Plate Special! – WDVX 89.9 FM

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the Knoxville Visitor Center on the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. It’s free and open to an audience of all ages! Hosted weekdays by Red Hickey, the WDVX Blue Plate Special is broadcast and Read More

A Southern Icon – Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea, as we know, has always been considered a Southern icon. Simply a part of the fabric of Southern way of life that has always been… and is, a touchstone of our culture. Sweet Tea appears at funerals and weddings, christenings and bridge games. It is the ultimate pick me up after a day Read More

How Reading Impacts Your Brain – Visit Your Library!

                                Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is a complex, challenging novel read by millions. And now a recent collaboration between Stanford neurobiologists and English Postdoctorate Natalie Phillips suggests that complex novels such as Mansfield Park can activate key brain areas. Casual Read More

Smoky Mountain Field School | July Course Schedule

The Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School offers high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click on the course name to Read More