Tag Archives: Carolyn Leahy

Dinner on the Bridge: A ‘smashing’ success!

The “Dinner on the Bridge,” a benefit for the Arts & Culture Alliance which closed the Gay Street Bridge last night, was supposed to end at 8:30. Instead, it came to an abrupt conclusion at 7 p.m. when torrential wind … Continue reading

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Even Mother Nature loves Ijams and the Symphony

In the 32-year history of Symphony in the Park, the fun, fun event where the Knoxville Symphony plays at an outdoor fundraiser for Ijams Nature Center at the nature center, there’s never been a rain plan in place. And, although … Continue reading

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Bramble makes Blackberry event even better

The Knoxville Symphony‘s annual fundraiser at Blackberry Farm was even more fantastic this year because it was held in Bramble Hall, Blackberry’s brand new events center. Bramble Hall was modeled after the huge timber-framed barns that used to dot East … Continue reading

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Bidding for experience brings event to a boil

Since Alan and I downsized several years ago to a condo in downtown Knoxville, we have adopted a new strategy for all the charity auctions we attend. We don’t have much space to acquire more “stuff.” So, we have a … Continue reading

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Chalk it up as a great weekend!

Wow, I just hope this coming weekend is as much fun as last weekend was! If you didn’t have a good time in Knoxville last weekend, you just weren’t paying attention. Not only was there the Rhythm and Blooms Festival, … Continue reading

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Drinking with the dead: Friends share Bloody Marys and a stirring visit to Old Gray Cemetery

In my continuing effort to fulfill my New Year’s resolution to redeem the numerous charity auction items we have purchased over the past year, Saturday we gathered some friends and headed to Broadway to collect on our “Bloody Mary Cemetery … Continue reading

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