Tag Archives: Janet Testerman Creswell

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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Blue Streakers take a ‘dive’

Because the Blue Streak would not be possible without the cooperation of hundreds (at least) of Knoxvillians who patiently stop in the middle of partying to pose for photos and chat at events, we like to reward them from time … Continue reading

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Knoxville welcomes banner hire in Rick Barnes

I know it’s football all the time right now as the countdown draws close to kickoff of the gridiron season. But for one day last week, thoughts turned to basketball as the business community hosted a reception to welcome Rick Barnes, … Continue reading

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EWA finds power in numbers for 35 years

Thirty-five years ago, I hate to say, women were almost invisible in the power structure of Knoxville. That’s when a handful of local professional women got together and formed a support group, of sorts, to share information and brainstorm ideas. … Continue reading

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Heartache at the Heart Gala

We at Moxley Carmichael were not in much of a party mood the other day when we headed to Cherokee Country Club for the 30th annual Heart Gala. Although we did get dressed up (and looked pretty darn good, if … Continue reading

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Sweetest addition arrived late to cookie exchange

This was the 11th year for our annual cookie exchange and, by now, it just wouldn’t seem like Christmas without it. Our spouses and families have come to look forward to it, and we know all the “rules” for getting … 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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Kristian Bush, “Cousins Undercover” guys help Scripps Networks raise funds for favorite charity

How many times have you been to a fundraiser and experienced this formula: silent auction, dinner, live auction and then dancing to a cover band at a stuffy country club? Now here’s a charity event that will have you out of your seat shouting for more. Continue reading

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