Tag Archives: Mark Heinz

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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Who wins when best downtown bartenders compete?

They called it the Tomato Jam and it was a spirited (ha!) event held yesterday to benefit Nourish Knoxville, the non-profit that runs the Market Square Farmers’ Market and other outreach programs designed to make us a healthier community. The … 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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J.C. Holdway: great first night; horrible second day

I awoke this morning to the terrible news of a fire in the building housing J.C. Holdway, the thrilling new restaurant that was opened just last night by James Beard Award-winning chef, Joseph Lenn. J.C. Holdway, located at 501 Union … 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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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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Museum of Art kicks off summer in style

Our friends at the Knoxville Museum of Art have a good recipe for a successful party. Hire a rocking band. Get Holly Hambright to cater the food and The Pour Guys to handle the bar. Invite the governor. Voila! You’ve … 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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A pear tree still grows in Knoxville; a hate-mailer apologizes; KMA gets cleaned up and more

A lot has been happening since the Blue Streak reported on several local controversies. Here are a few quick updates: You might remember this story from July. It involves a dispute at Kendrick Place condos over a pear tree growing … Continue reading

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