Category Archives: Historic preservation

Fun, fireworks and fowl to celebrate Fourth

It’s summer and that means Knox Heritage’s uber popular Summer Suppers are in full swing. I love these things. They are great little (or big) parties put together by a creative host committee at a private home or interesting setting. … Continue reading

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Solstice steals spotlight at summer soirees

It wasn’t too long ago that you didn’t hear much about the solstice. And when it was discussed, it was just a mention in the weather report about the longest day or something. The only solstice “celebrations” you heard about … Continue reading

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“You all have a kick-ass town!”

That’s what Don Short, the star of the Scripps Networks TV show, West End Salvage, had to say when he made an appearance here recently at a Knox Heritage Summer Supper fundraiser. Short, whose show runs on Scripps’ DIY Network, … Continue reading

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This Summer Supper soared

The Knox Heritage Summer Suppers are in full swing and they are a blast, as usual. Take the one we went to earlier this month at the beautiful mid-century modern home in Westmoreland of City Councilman George Wallace and his … Continue reading

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A barn-raising good time in Norris

Well, here’s something you don’t often see on my calendar: barn dance. But I’m glad it was on there on a recent Friday evening. What more appropriate fundraiser could the venerable Museum of Appalachia in Norris have come up with? … Continue reading

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White Lily Flats: THIS is urban living!

When people talk about “urban living,” I always think the condo where Alan and I live in the Cherokee Building on Church Avenue is a good example of that. It has tons of exposed brick and the drop-ceilings have been … Continue reading

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A ‘Teenie’ view of the future

  It was a rainy day, and I wondered what effect that would have on the party planned outdoors at Teenie Hayworth’s beautiful West Knoxville horse farm called Penrose. But we grabbed our umbrellas and set out anyway. It seems … Continue reading

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We were Conned into a great time

My husband, Alan Carmichael, and I are big Con Hunley fans. And we are big fans of the Knox Heritage Summer Suppers series of fundraisers. We also love caterer Holly Hambright — for her fabulous food and her mega-sized personality. … Continue reading

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“Thyme” was on our side at this affair

The Green Thumb Gala (I love that name!) to benefit the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum might have been a typical silent and live auction, but the venue and the auction items made it special. Held under a huge tent … Continue reading

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Summer Suppers wind down; Elegant Dining starts

The Knox Heritage Summer Suppers are over, but I still have a few posts about them to help us make it until they start again in June of 2015. In the meantime, the Knoxville Symphony League’s Elegant Dining Series will … Continue reading

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