Category Archives: Events

Bill Haslam on elections: This is not a game.

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 concerned … Continue reading

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Christmas 2021 in the rear-view mirror

The Feast of the Epiphany was last week. That’s the traditional day to take down the Christmas decorations and kind of be done with the winter holidays. The Blue Streak missed the deadline a little, but here we are sweeping … Continue reading

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Blackberry Farm event was marvelous. Mostly.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraising dinner at Blackberry Farm was a sellout this year as folks seemed to crave getting out and about after being fully vaccinated — a requirement to attend the event. (Thank you, Knoxville Symphony!) Even … Continue reading

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Cookies ’21: Even more festive after the COVID break

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 full … Continue reading

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Cause for Paws: Animals make any event fun!

Despite a last-minute weather cancellation and a change of venue, spirits remained high — and so did the bids in the charity auction — during the annual “Cause for Paws,” a critical fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center. The threat of … Continue reading

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Great party and pithy insights from Lamar Alexander

It looked like a capacity crowd last week at a $500-per-seat dinner honoring former U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as “East Tennessean of the Year” during a fundraiser for the East Tennessee Historical Society. Familiar faces from all phases of Alexander’s … Continue reading

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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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‘Bach at the Botanicals’ beguiles in brand new way

“Bach at the Botanicals” was a new endeavor by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra this year, but it was such a success that you can expect to see it again. Held at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum on a beautiful, … Continue reading

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A relaxing rendezvous at Rivershack Farm

Knox Heritage scaled back the number of its popular fundraising “Summer Suppers” this year due to COVID-19 considerations, even making a couple of them virtual. But the ones they did have in person — generally in outdoor locations — continued … Continue reading

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UT Coach Josh Heupel and Athletics Director Danny White charm crowd at welcome event as season kicks off

Well, football season has started with the team producing a win on the field, thank goodness. We witnessed another win, as well. Both Tennessee Head Football Coach Josh Heupel and Director of Athletics Danny White absolutely charmed a crowd of … Continue reading

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