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Booze Traveler makes pit stop in Knoxville

Like Our friends at Scripps Networks Interactive summoned a few folks last Friday to happy hour at the tiny Peter Kern Library, the speakeasy off the lobby of The Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The purpose of the event: to … Continue reading

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United Way givers treated to Alison Krauss

Like If, as is said in 2 Corinthians, “God loveth a cheerful giver,” Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd has made God love us a little more — because he made us a little more cheerful about our giving! How? Boyd, this … Continue reading

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The best golf shots come at the parties

Like The News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot golf tourney earlier this month was a huge success, organizers say. Golfer Martin Piller walked away with a $99,000 purse and more than 38,000 spectators got a taste of the professional golf … Continue reading

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Biscuits, soul food and ‘coming out’

Like When you get a bunch of food writers, cookbook editors, chefs and other foodies together for a couple of days, the subject matter is going to be very diverse. The opinions are going to be strong. And there’s going … Continue reading

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Food writing: A sneaky way to serve up big issues

That’s what John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, told 85 or so food writers and others gathered in Knoxville this month for the Southern Food Writing Conference. Continue reading

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Kristian Bush, “Cousins Undercover” guys help Scripps Networks raise funds for favorite charity

How many times have you been to a fundraiser and experienced this formula: silent auction, dinner, live auction and then dancing to a cover band at a stuffy country club? Now here’s a charity event that will have you out of your seat shouting for more. Continue reading

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Bobby Denton: More than a mogul

Like I think Bobby Denton would have liked the beautiful funeral flowers from Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. I know he would have chuckled at the wreath created in the image of “Wivik,” the frog mascot of radio station WIVK. … Continue reading

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Not in the mood? This will get you there!

Like We interrupt this report on the Museum of Art trip to New Orleans to bring you — Christmas! Fantasy of Trees, the huge display of Christmas trees and all other things related to the holiday, continues through 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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Pilot Pumpers raise record amount for United Way

Like In just three days last month, “Pilot Celebrity Pumpers” raised a record-breaking $86,200 for the United Way of Greater Knoxville, which surpassed the previous record by $21,250. The record was $64,950 set in 2012. Over two decades, the special … Continue reading

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Golf tourney offers excellent networking

Like In addition to the chance to see the golf stars of tomorrow, the News Sentinel Open also is a great business tool. There are three wonderful parties associated with it and the hospitality tents provide excellent chances to spend … Continue reading

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