Tag Archives: Abby Ham

A good ‘thyme’ at the UT Gardens Gala

Well, it’s officially garden party season in East Tennessee. One of the first and largest of them is the UT Gardens Gala held in the sprawling UT Gardens — yep, the ones you pass on Neyland Drive on your route … Continue reading

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Cute puppy and the Rolling Stones help animal cause

An evening gathering called “Cause for Paws,” held in Steve and Ann Bailey’s beautiful Sequoyah Hills garden, recently raised $70,000 for Young-Williams Animal Center. It didn’t hurt that an adorable puppy and a guitar autographed by members of the Rolling … Continue reading

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Dale Dickey does hometown proud

Actress Dale Dickey is a Knoxville treasure. The Clarence Brown Theatre and her alma mater, the University of Tennessee, recently recognized her as such with the Clarence Brown Theatre Artistic Achievement Award, presented at the theater’s annual gala. Held at … Continue reading

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Imagination soars at library’s three-ring circus

If ever an event took full advantage of a venue, “Under the Big Top,” a recent fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County, did. Held at the Mill & Mine, a new-ish concert and event space at 227 … Continue reading

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That bird didn’t fly, but wine was divine

I might not be the most adventurous eater you’ve ever met, but I do try to sample new things from time to time. Thanks to the wonderful Trust Fall dinners (click here and here and here and here), I have … Continue reading

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Elegant dining, uproarious stories

Jeff Lee, the general manager of WBIR-TV Channel 10, took the podium at a recent Elegant Dining event to benefit the Knoxville Symphony. (He serves on the Symphony Board.) “Many times you see people on TV and you think you know … Continue reading

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Downtown welcomes Dogwood, runners, EarthFest

Was anybody anywhere else Saturday except in downtown Knoxville? It sure seemed as if everyone were here. And we downtown residents were delighted to have you. You were generally friendly and well-behaved and we are happy to share this amazing urban experience with you. Continue reading

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Pilot Pumpers raise record amount for United Way

In just three days last month, “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” raised a record-breaking $86,200 for the United Way of Greater Knoxville, which surpassed the previous record by $21,250. The record was $64,950 set in 2012. Over two decades, the special event … Continue reading

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WBIR reunion brings back familiar faces – and fun!

Using just Facebook and phone calls, WBIR-TV‘s news anchor Robin Wilhoit and promotions director Julie Morris coordinated a fun-filled station reunion party last Saturday at Barley’s in the Old City. More than 100 folks — most with ties to our … Continue reading

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Local dancers raise temperatures – and $37,000 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

You feel like you know them. They read you the news every morning. One writes for the newspaper, covering the staid  education beat. And another conducts the Knoxville Symphony. But trust me when I tell you you’ve never seen these … Continue reading

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