Tag Archives: Tom Catani

Urban League’s ‘Shoes for School’ shatters records

New shoes will be on the feet of 1,270 children when they go back to school this week, thanks to the Knoxville Area Urban League, its sponsors and 300 volunteers. That’s because the annual “Shoes for School” event was held … Continue reading

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‘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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Knoxville community welcomes new campus leader

Beverly Davenport, UT-Knoxville’s new chancellor, charmed more than 200 Knoxville business and community leaders recently with her enthusiasm and openness at a reception held in her honor at the Knoxville Convention Center. Costs of the reception were paid for entirely … 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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“Thyme” was on our side at this affair

The Green Thumb Gala (I love that name!) to benefit the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum might have been a typical silent and live auction, but the venue and the auction items made it special. Held under a huge tent … 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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Martini madness: A quest for the best

Every martini drinker has his or her ideas about what makes one perfect — or even good. My colleague Scott Bird likes his made with Grey Goose or Belvedere vodka garnished with a twist of lemon or lime in the … Continue reading

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Knox leaders welcome new UT business dean

Dr. Stephen Mangum, the new dean of the University of Tennessee College of Business, impressed a crowd of business and political leaders this week with his warmth and his on-target remarks at a party to welcome him to town.

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