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Secret garden steeped in Knoxville ‘her-story’

The folks at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum put together a touching and creative tribute to two special Knoxville women recently. During its popular annual Green Thumb Gala fundraiser, the garden unveiled a real “secret garden” created in honor … Continue reading

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Regas Square wows at preview party

It was a heck of a preview party that launched the new Regas Square development on Wednesday evening at the Mill & Mine with more than 270 in attendance and great news coverage. (Disclosure: Moxley Carmichael helped with the function.) … Continue reading

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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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‘Thrilling’ evening honors Ashley Capps

Every year the East Tennessee Community Design Center recognizes with the Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to building a better future for this region. This year, the award was bestowed upon concert promoter … Continue reading

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Sweet P’s Downtown Dive is open!

Last week, after a “friends and family” night on Wednesday, Sweet P’s Barbeque opened its second location — this one downtown at 410 W. Jackson Ave., next door to The Standard. It is, in my opinion, a perfect barbecue joint. … Continue reading

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Knoxville Mercury hopes to rise

The folks at The Knoxville Mercury, the alternative weekly newspaper that will be the successor to Metro Pulse, are getting settled in to their office space in The Walnut Building. Looking at a mid-March launch, they now have office furniture … 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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Four centuries; four visionaries; four blocks

In the 18th century, the town of Knoxville was established. In the 19th century, it became a railroad town, among other things. In the 20th century, TVA made its headquarters here, changing the economy forever. And now, in the 21st … Continue reading

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“People like living in old buildings.”

That statement, coming from downtown developer David Dewhirst, seems like the understatement of the century! Dewhirst has made a career of restoring old buildings — and he’s been a major part of transforming downtown Knoxville in the process. For the … Continue reading

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“Downtown Secret Supper” reveals secrets

He seems like an open book. But downtown developer David Dewhirst is a man with secrets! At least he was until last Friday when he led about 40 Knox Heritage supporters on the 2010 “Downtown Secret Supper” tour — and … Continue reading

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