Category Archives: Downtown

Love — and a new engagement ring — were in the air!

Like The event is called “L’Amour du Vin” and it’s in its 19th year as the major annual fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art. It means “for the love of wine” in French. But this past weekend, it translated … Continue reading

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Bill Haslam on elections: This is not a game.

Like Former two-term Knoxville mayor and two-term Tennessee governor Bill Haslam had strong words for attendees this week at a membership lunch for the Knoxville Area Urban League. Stop playing games with politics and start electing people who are more … Continue reading

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Cookies ’21: Even more festive after the COVID break

Like COVID was the Grinch who stole Christmas last year — at least it put the kibosh on our annual cookie exchange. So, last December — after 17 straight years — no cookies! But the cookie exchange was back in … Continue reading

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

Like 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 … Continue reading

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COVID respite allows for downtown progressive dinner

Like 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 … Continue reading

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

Like 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 … 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!

Like 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 … Continue reading

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

Like 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 … Continue reading

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K-town cuisine greets city newcomers

Like 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 … Continue reading

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

Like 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 … Continue reading

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