Category Archives: Downtown

A retirement that’s hard to celebrate; but we tried!

Like Downtowners — residents and business owners — attended a festive party at Radius Rooftop Lounge recently to celebrate Rick Emmett’s retirement from his position as downtown coordinator for the City of Knoxville. But I think I speak for everyone … Continue reading

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Mardi Growl ’23: You can’t stop smiling!

Like There are few happier places to be in Knoxville than at the annual Mardi Growl parade and festival benefiting Young-Williams Animal Center. This year’s event was held last Saturday at World’s Fair Park, after a parade from the Old … Continue reading

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A jaunt to Scotland — without leaving Knoxville

Like A packed Scottish pub. Scotch eggs. Four kinds of Scotch whisky. And Scottish music – with a couple of tangos thrown in for good measure. That’s what the sold-out “Scotch and Strings” fundraiser at Boyd’s Jig and Reel offered … Continue reading

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Does your doc rock? These do!

Like Hey, I like attending a fancy fundraiser at a swanky country club as much as the next person. But, sometimes, something a little different is what the doctor ordered! Case in point: Doc Rock, a battle of bands, whose … Continue reading

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Here’s to 2023 — and an amazing Knoxville eatery!

Like Celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends at J.C. Holdway gave us an opportunity to not only contemplate what 2023 would hold for us, but also for this downtown Knoxville gem. Eight of us made reservations on the first day … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: the most fun outside New Orleans!

Like We felt as if we had gone to New Orleans last Saturday — and we never even left downtown Knoxville. Here’s why. The historic Bijou Theatre had a Mardi Gras theme for its annual Jubilee, the non-profit’s largest fundraiser … Continue reading

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Lynne Fugate kicks off City Council re-election race with politically diverse support — and fun!

Like If you stepped into the bright and noisy rooftop lounge at the downtown Hyatt Place hotel last night, you might have known you were at a political event — if only by the number of politicians present. But you … Continue reading

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Kids get shoes, school supplies — and smiles!

Like About 6,000 people packed Caswell Park on Saturday for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources. The back-to-school bash … Continue reading

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An upbeat Janet Testerman kicks off state House race

Like It was a perfect evening for a campaign kickoff and general get-together at Lakeshore Park Monday evening. The temperature was in the high 70s with a comfortable breeze. Restaurateur Randy Burleson delivered fantastic food to Marble Hall. The Pour … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

Like The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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