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Knoxville community welcomes new campus leader

Beverly Davenport, UT-Knoxville’s new chancellor, charmed more than 200 Knoxville business and community leaders recently with her enthusiasm and openness at a reception held in her honor at the Knoxville Convention Center. Costs of the reception were paid for entirely … Continue reading

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Cookies, camaraderie mark season’s commencement

It’s the craziest thing what a bunch of cookies and a few glasses of wine will do to adult women! After 14 years, I am no longer too surprised by the noise level and the enthusiasm with which my friends … Continue reading

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‘The Final Season’ captures essence of Pat Summitt

I was lucky enough to receive one of the first copies of “The Final Season,” the new book about University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt’s last season coaching the legendary Lady Vols. The early copy was a gift … Continue reading

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A sweltering Summer Swing still succeeds

The Summer Swing party held this past Saturday on the front lawn at Eddie Mannis’ house certainly was aptly named. At least the “summer” part. The temperature at the event was HOT! But that didn’t stop attendees from at least … Continue reading

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Boyds blend pets, politics and business

Jenny and Randy Boyd welcomed about 100 Leadership Knoxville alumni to their elegant west Knox County home recently where they participated in a wide-ranging discussion that covered subjects from politics and education to pets, music and sports. The occasion was … Continue reading

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Engagement party was big surprise — to the guests!

I knew from the minute the invitation arrived that this party was going to be fun! It was, according to the information on the heavy beige stationery mounted on a glittery bronze background, a surprise engagement party for my friend … Continue reading

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Sweet sensation of cookie exchanges

It is hard to believe that our annual holiday cookie exchange has been going on for 10 years! It all started because of some shows I saw that year on The Food Network, the cable TV network to which I … Continue reading

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In Knoxville, Scripps employees “live the brand”

In the early ’90s, Ken Lowe, a hot-shot young radio and TV executive with the E.W. Scripps Company, looked around the television landscape and did not like what he saw. “I became disenchanted with TV programming,” Lowe told a group … Continue reading

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Eating at Eddie’s: pairing food, wine, beer and fun

There was a little nip in the air recently when supporters of the Dogwood Arts Festival gathered for an interesting fundraiser at the Kingston Pike home of the city’s deputy mayor, Eddie Mannis. The little chill was perfectly fine since … Continue reading

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Downtown goes to the dogs – and one cat!

From Great Danes to chihuahuas, the dogs definitely had their day in downtown Knoxville on Saturday. The third annual Mardi Growl parade and festival – a fund-raiser for Young-Williams Animal Center – attracted more than 300 canines and their humans. … Continue reading

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