Tag Archives: Martha Buchanan

Clarence Brown Theatre Gala kicks up its boots!

One of the best things about the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala fundraiser is getting to see the great theatrical talent that Knoxville produces. Last year, it was thespian  Dale Dickey who received the Clarence Brown’s Artistic Achievement Award at … Continue reading

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Mozart in the mountains

Seventy-five Knoxville Symphony supporters gathered Sunday at Blackberry Farm for what I think is one of the best opportunities of the fundraising year. You get to have dinner at our area’s premier dining establishment AND hear an intimate 30-minute performance … Continue reading

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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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Cookies have been swapped! Let Christmas begin!

After 15 years, I guess it is a true tradition! I am speaking, of course, of the annual cookie exchange my friends and I have each December. It has become the unofficial kickoff of the Christmas season for many of … 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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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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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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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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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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How to put together a great Bunko group

Why do a bunch of hard-charging career women gather once a month to play a game that, by definition, is 100 percent luck and requires no skill whatsoever? Beats me. But we started doing it a year ago and we … Continue reading

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