Category Archives: Knoxville

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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Eating, drinking, dancing and saving animal lives!

Like Talk about a successful — and fun! — charity event. Cause for Paws, the signature fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, had it all: a beautiful venue, creative decorations, great food and drink, music, dancing, a SHORT auction — and … Continue reading

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East Tennesseans of the Year: Jenny and Randy Boyd

Like It was a beautiful evening at Cherokee Country Club for the recent induction of Jenny and Randy Boyd as East Tennesseans of the Year by the East Tennessee Historical Society. The annual event, honoring notable individuals from East Tennessee, … Continue reading

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Phyllis Nichols retires on top of her game

Like It’s been a big couple of weeks for Phyllis Y. Nichols, the longtime president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League. Nichols, who announced last June that she would retire in the fall, has been the longest-serving CEO … Continue reading

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Leadership Knoxville success story tastes great!

Like When you hear about Leadership Knoxville, you always hear about building relationships. In fact, part of the mission statement says the organization is designed to “expand community connections into lifetime friendships.” Well, in the case of the Leadership Knoxville … Continue reading

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‘Mozart in the Garden:’ magical in many ways

Like “Mozart in the Garden,” a free evening of music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra held at four locations in the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, was an almost magical experience last week. Quartets each played two sets in three … Continue reading

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‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’

Like Although that quote is credited to the late Queen Elizabeth II, last week it rang true here in Knoxville to the many friends of Christy Lee, among whom Alan and I count ourselves. Christy passed away suddenly on July … Continue reading

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World’s Fair celebration mimics the real World’s Fair — a great party followed by a stormy aftermath

Like Forty years ago, I was a reporter for The Knoxville Journal. I covered business and city government, which meant, of course, that in 1982, I covered the World’s Fair. The World’s Fair claims to have had 11 million visitors. … Continue reading

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Even after Selma, a call for new guardians

Like Noted civil rights pioneer JoAnne Bland was in Knoxville last week and I’m so glad I got to see her. She was at the historic Tennessee Theatre as part of Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s “Eighth of August” celebration. The … 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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