Category Archives: Knoxville

Lakeshore Park Picnic powers back

Like More than 350 people spent an idyllic evening at Lakeshore Park’s HGTV Overlook last Saturday at one of the most relaxing, low-key fundraisers the town has ever seen. About 135 pre-packed picnic baskets filled with the delicious wares of 15 … Continue reading

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Everywhere you look: a place to have fun

Like University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd puts his hospitality where his heart is. He and his wife, Jenny, donated a dinner for eight at their personal residence to be auctioned off at the recent UT Gardens Gala to benefit … Continue reading

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Just a Tuesday night in Knoxville

Like When I hear folks say there’s not enough going on in Knoxville, it renders me speechless! There is ALWAYS something going on in Knoxville! Sometimes, too much! Case in point: this past Tuesday night. Sharon Pryse, a big supporter … Continue reading

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An upbeat Janet Testerman kicks off state House race

Like It was a perfect evening for a campaign kickoff and general get-together at Lakeshore Park Monday evening. The temperature was in the high 70s with a comfortable breeze. Restaurateur Randy Burleson delivered fantastic food to Marble Hall. The Pour … Continue reading

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UT Gardens Gala: worm castings and wine!

Like The UT Gardens Gala recently celebrated a record crowd — and a record amount of money raised — in near-perfect weather at its beautiful location on Neyland Drive. University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd and his wife, Jenny, were … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

Like The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Laughs and lovely hats launch spring

Like One of my favorite annual events is back! “Hats in Bloom” is a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. It involves scores of beautiful hats for sale, a delicious lunch, pretty centerpieces that can be purchased — … Continue reading

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Big Ears 2022: ‘A transcendent musical experience’

Like The Big Ears Festival has come and gone and, trust me, it was one of the best weekends I’ve ever spent in Knoxville. The international music festival attracted about 5,300 visitors each day of its four-day run, according to … Continue reading

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Mardi Growl ’22: Fun for pets and their people

Like I had my doubts a few years ago when Mardi Growl, the fun fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, moved at the city’s urging, from Market Square where it always had been to World’s Fair Park. But, let me tell … Continue reading

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Gordon Cheung’s artwork: thought-provoking, beautiful and lucrative for Knoxville Museum of Art

Like The featured artist of this year’s L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art was Gordon Cheung. Guests got the opportunity to meet him and view a PowerPoint retrospective of his work earlier this month at the … Continue reading

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