Tag Archives: Sandra Butler

So many hats — and only one head!

Maybe it was the startlingly beautiful weather last Friday. Or maybe it was the mimosas and Bloody Marys. Or maybe it was just getting a bunch of nice ladies and a bunch of nice hats together in one spot. Or … Continue reading

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Crowd-pleasing caterer has ‘Super’ tips for home cooks

It was Super Bowl evening and some folks were surprised that I was going to one of the Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” fundraisers. “Wow, how did sales go for that one?” several people asked incredulously. “Actually, it was a … Continue reading

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Chancellor to white supremacists: We’re ready for you!

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport has a message for white supremacists planning to come to campus Feb. 17: “We are on it!” Davenport spoke to about 20 women — and one man — on Wednesday at a luncheon put … Continue reading

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This party was in the bag!

When you go to a party in the only free-standing Patricia Nash store in the world, you are going to be tempted! Not only by the wide range of beautiful Italian leather offerings on display in the spacious showroom, but … Continue reading

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Gwen attracts diverse support (and fun!) at Holly’s

Last week was a good one for City Council candidate Gwen McKenzie. She had a very successful — and fun! — fundraiser on Tuesday, attracting almost 100 supporters to Holly’s Gourmet’s Market in Bearden and raising more than $4,800. She … 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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‘If it comes from a can, it’s not a biscuit!’

So says Chris Kahn, who knows a thing or two about the subject. She worked in the White Lily test kitchen for more than a decade and is the chair of the biscuit baking contest during the phenomenally successful International … Continue reading

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Crush of events makes exciting year-end

As 2016 hurtles to its conclusion, holiday and other kinds of special events literally have tumbled on top of one another. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a busier year-end season in Knoxville. The Knoxville Symphony League threw its annual … Continue reading

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Liquid olives and octopi, oh my!

Crescent Bluff, the mansion at 3106 Kingston Pike that once was home to the Dulin Gallery of Art, will turn 100 years old next year. As a run-up to that historic event, current owner John Trotter earlier this month hosted … Continue reading

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Hats off – or, in this case, on – to the Botanical Garden

How often do you go to a fundraiser that is virtually perfect? I went to one last week. It was the Hats in Bloom luncheon at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. Why, you ask, was it perfect? Well, it … Continue reading

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