Tag Archives: Dorothy Stair

Grandiose ‘Gilded Age Gala’ greets 2018

Talk about an evening that had it all! That’s what the folks at Knox Heritage aimed for more than a year ago when Kim Trent, the preservation organization’s executive director, came up with the idea for an extravagant New Year’s … Continue reading

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Knoxville Garden Club decks out Blount Mansion: another darn good reason for a party!

Blount Mansion, known to Native Americans when it was built in 1792 as “the house with many eyes,” is a special Knoxville space. Designated a National Historic Landmark, it was built by William Blount, a North Carolina politician and land … Continue reading

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Longtime couple tie knot quietly, celebrate out loud

David Butler and Ted Smith have been together as a couple for 20 years. This past Thanksgiving, they decided to get married in a small, quiet ceremony in Connecticut attended only by the couple who first introduced them. This past … Continue reading

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Betsey Bush: She was “all in”

If you had wanted to merge together all the arts organizations in Knoxville, you could have taken a vote on it yesterday at the memorial service for philanthropist and community enthusiast Betsey Bush. Leaders of all the major institutions were … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Streamliner Ball!

The Knoxville Opera Guild’s Streamliner Ball once again proved that the folks at Knoxville Opera know how to throw a heck of a party. Sure, there were the usual silent and live auctions and great music, as one would expect. … Continue reading

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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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Nest Knoxville nestles into downtown

It was a sweet gathering of family and friends last weekend as Nest Knoxville, the beautiful new furniture and gift store on the 100 block of Gay Street, officially opened its doors. Proprietor Natalie Stair and her husband, Marshall, an … Continue reading

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Robinson-Stair wedding was a masterpiece

Attorney Caesar Stair III, the father of the groom, admitted that it was unusual to think of him officiating at a marriage ceremony — him being a well-known divorce lawyer and all. But that’s what his son wanted, so . … Continue reading

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Bravo to Knoxville Opera on a ball with it all!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Those folks at the Knoxville Opera know how to throw a great party! Case in point? This year’s Prima Donna Ball, honoring Knoxville’s own Mary Costa, who helped launch the Knoxville … Continue reading

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Understated honorees, over-the-top soiree

What if you threw a party for Randy and Jenny Boyd and everybody came? That’s exactly what Hash and Nazzy Hashemian did a couple of weeks ago. A virtual who’s who of Knoxville was at this over-the-top soiree at the … Continue reading

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