Monthly Archives: July 2016

Golden retreiver Jewel offers compassion to those in need

A local church close to Tellico Village, offers an unusual ministry thourgh its comfort dog Jewel. Three-year-old Jewel is a trained comfort dog owned by Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. The cream-colored dog is one of 130 canines in the national Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. She lives with trainers and handlers, Read More

Does Your Household Need a Generator? What to Consider

With increasingly volatile weather patterns and a growing reliance on technology, more people are becoming familiar with the benefits of having a back-up generator at home. But beyond the importance of immediate back-up power in the event of an outage, a generator can have many other benefits in your life — at home and when you’re Read More

Add These 10 Tennessee Restaurants To Your Dining Summer Bucket List

Summer is a fantastic time to get in touch with your inner foodie. Whether you’re looking to find the best burger and fries or a bit of class and caviar, we’ve found 10 Tennessee spots that are sure to flavor your summer with fun. Don’t believe us? Take a look!  And the best part of Read More

Tips to Eliminate Kitchen Counter Clutter

When cleaning your home, make the kitchen a top priority. In addition to a little extra deep cleaning, it could be time to rethink its organization. With a few inspired solutions, counters can be freed from clutter, allowing more space for food preparation and cooking. Cast Off and Get Creative The easiest way to make Read More

Avid Antiquer? The Blue Ridge Mtn Region Has You Covered

Southeast Discovery has made antiquing in the Blue Ridge Mountains a breeze with their extensive guide to places you want to see and shops you want to step into.  Follow this link to their article and you can print out the list of towns considered to be tops in the antique business.

Great Affordable Retirement Locations – and Knoxville is tops

Many people retire in the homes they have lived in for years. But for many the choice is to move somewhere they have dreamed about. But if Florida is too far away, and Arizona is too hot, there are many places that as “in-beweens” may be just right for you. USAToday has a great article about retirement locations Read More

4 Steps to Buying a Second Home

Owning a second home may be something you dream about. Buying a second home that you may use in retirement takes much more thought. This article from Zillow has great tips for you to consider when charting that second home course. Read the article here.

13 Tips for Finding Work in Retirement

Many boomers and older Americans are interested in continuing to work after leaving, or retiring from, the field in which they’ve worked most of their lives. Some need the income, while others wish to continue to be challenged and feel they need to continue to work to be happy. This article from NextAvenue and MarketWatch provides Read More

Tips to Make Summer Trips Better

Hitting the road for an outdoor adventure or just headed to a local park or pool? Get prepared. Before summer fun, comes summer safety. These tips can help ensure you have the tools you need to enjoy your summer days safely. Be Prepared Whenever you hit the road for an outdoor adventure in warm temperatures, Read More

The Key to Better Mosquito Control? Take Control of Your Own Backyard

Warmer weather is a cue from Mother Nature to start thinking about mosquitoes. Their bites can potentially leave more than an annoying itch; and this year many Americans are taking notice. In fact, nearly seven out of ten (68 percent) want to go a step beyond “just spraying their body,” including treating their deck areas Read More

Tips to Make House Cleaning Safer and Easier

Tips to Make House Cleaning Safer and Easier If you love the results of cleaning your home, but not the process, it could be that the methods and tools you’re using to get the job done are making the work harder than it needs to be. To get your to-dos done with less effort, consider Read More

3 Home Upgrades that Offer Bang for Your Buck

3 Home Upgrades that Offer Bang for Your Buck Putting dollars into a home remodeling project should be done with care. After all, your decisions could affect your home’s value if you sell it in the future. Here are three upgrades to consider. Attic Insulation For an affordable home project with a superb return on Read More

Highways for Heroes coming to Tellico Village

The State of Tennessee offers a unique opportunity for Veterans called the “Highways for Heroes Program.” Through this program, Tennesseans are able to take advantage of various identification services right in the comfort of their own community. No traveling to a nearby town to wait in line at the DMV. On Thursday and Friday, July Read More