Category Archives: Knoxville

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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‘Wanderlust at Westwood:’ eating, drinking and partying through four decades in Knoxville!

It was a sellout at $150 per person a few Saturdays ago when 50 guests partied through time — four different decades to be exact — at Historic Westwood to benefit Knox Heritage. One of the organization’s popular Summer Suppers, … Continue reading

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KSO conductor makes Knox debut on cello during magical evening (Plus: a little scoop!)

From the Better Late than Never Department is a wonderful item to which Alan and I purchased tickets at the Knoxville Symphony Ball — in 2019! It was Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Music Director Aram Demirjian’s Knoxville debut playing the cello … 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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Osteria Stella: Northern Italy in the Old City

I’ve noticed that many of our favorite restaurants these days have a sleek, spare feel to their decor. Minimalist, almost. Think Emilia or J.C. Holdway. Well, Osteria Stella, the new Northern Italian eatery in Knoxville’s Old City, is not like … Continue reading

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Sweet P’s Uptown Corner fills niche in North Knox

It has been a pet peeve of mine and my husband for years. There’s a dearth of full-service eateries in North Knoxville. And even fewer if you are seeking one with a full bar. As much as we like it, … Continue reading

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