Category Archives: Downtown

Marble City Market: vast array of choices (and fun!)

If you can’t find something you like at the newly opened Marble City Market in Regas Square, you aren’t hungry! More than 300 folks showed up last Wednesday for the preview party for the new food hall, which features 11 … Continue reading

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COVID respite allows for downtown progressive dinner

It was a couple of weeks ago and it seemed that the COVID numbers had leveled off. All of our regular progressive dinner club members had been vaccinated and so had our friends, Mark and Cathy Hill, who recently joined … Continue reading

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‘Wine & Shine’ — two tasty beverages for a good cause

We knew we would enjoy the camaraderie and the wine and moonshine tastings on a recent Friday night at a fundraiser to benefit the Volunteer Ministry Center. But we didn’t know we’d love the music so much! The 9th annual … Continue reading

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Knoxville Museum of Art’s ‘Kickoff to Summer’ still holds title of most fun fundraiser in town: Here’s why!

I have always said that the most fun fundraiser of the year is the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Kickoff to Summer party. It was a little late this year, as many events have been, due to COVID cancellations and the … Continue reading

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Ooh la la! Mardi Growl delights in its 14th year — despite the heat and change of date, venue

Mardi Growl, the annual Mardi Gras-themed fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, was postponed three months this year due to COVID-19. And then it was moved from its usual location on Market Square to bigger, more wide-open space on World’s Fair … Continue reading

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K-town cuisine greets city newcomers

As a sure sign that we have turned the corner on the pandemic, our downtown progressive dinners have returned! With everyone fully vaccinated, we were for the first time in over a year able to safely visit three downtown homes, … Continue reading

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Girl Scout cookies: an important excuse for a party. (And you still can nab some!)

The sale of Girl Scout cookies provides 70 percent of the entire budget of the local Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians every year. So, you can imagine what a blow it was when the coronavirus forced the organization to … Continue reading

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L’Amour du Vin 2020: Back when we could have fun!

It hasn’t been that long — it actually was just earlier this month — but it seems like an eternity ago. The Knoxville Museum of Art hosted what was one of the last big social occasions many Knoxvillians would attend: … Continue reading

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Players dazzle with diverse culinary, musical talents

When the Knoxville Symphony performs at one of our beautiful downtown theaters, the musicians seem to effortlessly harmonize and form one cohesive voice. But, actually, the Knoxville Symphony is a very diverse group of individuals. The members hail from nine … Continue reading

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Witnessing ‘the cleaning ballet’

“It’s the most amazing thing,” raved my friend Gay Lyons. “You’ve just got to see it!” My friend Laura Cole was incredulous, as well. “You mean you’ve never seen it?” she asked. What the heck were they talking about? Gay … Continue reading

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