Tag Archives: Deanene Catani

‘An Emerald Evening’ rakes in the green!

Congratulations to the Knoxville Symphony League for hosting its most successful Symphony Ball in recent history! Held this past Saturday at Cherokee Country Club with a St. Paddy’s Day theme, “An Emerald Evening” brought in about $150,000. Of that, about … Continue reading

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Mozart in the mountains

Seventy-five Knoxville Symphony supporters gathered Sunday at Blackberry Farm for what I think is one of the best opportunities of the fundraising year. You get to have dinner at our area’s premier dining establishment AND hear an intimate 30-minute performance … Continue reading

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Urban League Gala — still one of year’s best parties

Playing catch-up here! The Urban League Gala happened during a flurry of other great events toward the end of last year, and I wanted to be sure it got the attention it deserved. It’s actually called the Knoxville Area Urban … Continue reading

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Secret garden steeped in Knoxville ‘her-story’

The folks at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum put together a touching and creative tribute to two special Knoxville women recently. During its popular annual Green Thumb Gala fundraiser, the garden unveiled a real “secret garden” created in honor … Continue reading

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A party for the posies

Knoxville-based nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers specializes in bringing smiles to the faces of people in health care facilities. On a recent scorcher of a Friday evening, benefactors Hash and Nazzy Hashemian brought smiles to faces of Random Acts of … Continue reading

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Canine cuteness conquers downtown

Downtown Knoxville went to the dogs this past Saturday. In a good way. It was the ninth annual Mardi Growl dog parade and festival presented by Radio Systems Corporation, the parent company of PetSafe, Invisible Fence and Sport Dog, for … Continue reading

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A lesson in tailgating from our Catholic friends

Thank you to Hannah Parker of Moxley Carmichael for writing this guest post for the Blue Streak. -Cynthia Moxley A former boss of mine used to say, “Rooms have feels to them, you know? They can either give life or … Continue reading

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“It’s dogwood time in Tennessee”

With those signature words of his, beloved radio legend Bobby Denton — also “the voice of Neyland Stadium” during football season — on Wednesday officially opened the 2010 Dogwood Arts Festival’s trails and gardens. The setting couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

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Women “wine” down as Expo heats up

You can always count on seeing fun, quirky items and opportunities at the News Sentinel’s Women Today Expo. Normally, this is experienced in a frenetic crowd of laughing, noisy women of all ages. Which is nice, if exhausting. But this … Continue reading

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