Category Archives: Historic preservation

“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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“God’s Answer to Our Prayers”

A few miles from downtown Knoxville — less than 10 minutes, for sure — lies a romantic, unique and inspiring garden called God’s Answer to Our Prayers – or GATOP, for short. It belongs to a brilliant cancer physician and … Continue reading

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Going mad for a great cause!

It’s midsummer and the Knox Heritage Summer Suppers are in full swing. As you may know,  Summer Suppers are great little fundraisers for the nonprofit preservation organization, Knox Heritage. They consist of a string of dinner parties, most held in … Continue reading

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