Category Archives: Events

‘Job Well Done’ party honors Mayor Rogero

There sure have been a lot of fun holiday parties this year. But one of the best ones had nothing to do with the holidays at all. It was the “Job Well Done” party that Nikitia and LeRoy Thompson threw … Continue reading

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Moxley Carmichael dives into Christmas

Several years ago we moved the Moxley Carmichael staff holiday party out of downtown Knoxville and into Sevier County to support our neighbors after devastating fires gutted tourism there for a while. We knew they needed our business in the … Continue reading

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Come for the history, stay for the hippopotamus

It has become one of our favorite holiday traditions to attend the annual Christmas fundraiser at Blount Mansion in downtown Knoxville. During this evening, guests get to see the handiwork of The Knoxville Garden Club, which decorates the historic home … Continue reading

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If you missed this Peruvian feast, ¡muy mal!

Thanks to the shrewd bidding by a couple of friends, eight of us last weekend took a culinary trip to Peru. Fortunately, the trek was only about 30 miles — to Tellico Village and the home of Tom and Lucia … Continue reading

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Georgiana’s book is like a comfortable chat

When a seasoned journalist writes a book — especially one who has covered politics for the better part of five decades — you might expect a hard-hitting expose. Or, at least some breaking news. But, if you sit down to … Continue reading

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Iron skillet evangelist: ‘The only pan you’ll ever need.’

A 12-inch Lodge cast-iron skillet was one of the most popular wedding gifts in the United States last year, according to Zola, a wedding planning and registry service. In fact, it was THE most requested wedding gift in seven states … Continue reading

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Leadership Knox Class of ’93: still going strong

Every Leadership Knoxville class is special. But to all of you classes who think you are “the best class ever,” I have one thing to say to you: Call me in 26 years! That’s how long my Leadership Knoxville class, … Continue reading

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Cancer Society event raises hope — and lots of money

For a few festive hours on Friday night, you easily could have felt as if you were in Cuba — without leaving downtown Knoxville! The Press Room, the beautiful event center at 730 N. Broadway, was transformed through lights, music, … Continue reading

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Clinton 12 honored for high school heroism

Another Urban League Equal Opportunity Awards Gala has come and gone. Yes, the music, decorations, camaraderie and dancing were fun. But, the real hit of the evening? The presence of two members of “The Clinton 12,” who received the Whitney … Continue reading

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Planners: Think twice about Thursdays!

Maria Cornelius of Moxley Carmichael expertly handles EventCheckKnox, which has a blog with excellent original content that is worth sharing with Blue Streak readers. Thursdays are (still) overbooked as you will read below. Wednesday is wide open. Event planners, please … Continue reading

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