Welcome to the April issue of West Knoxville Lifestyle. Just as we are transitioning from winter to spring, we at WKL are also having a transition. Our founding publisher, Tom Hickman, has had to step away to deal with some family medical issues. Our thoughts are with Tom and his family, and we wish him the best.

My name is Scott Hamstead, and I will be taking over as the publisher. I am a native Knoxvillian with a background in media experience. Like the flowers of spring, the team here looks to build upon our foundation and continue to grow West Knoxville Lifestyle into the publication we all want it to be.

This month, we bring you an issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22, and we encourage you to get out and enjoy the beautiful area we call home. We hope the stories in these pages will invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community.

When you do your “spring cleaning” and donate items, do you know what happens to them? In one of our features this month, we decided to “Follow the Donation” and find out what happens.

Also, in “The Art of Recycling,” we learn how students in one of UT’s sculpture classes embrace the spirit of recycling and up-cycling and create art out of scrap. In addition, we include “Living the Sweet Life,” “Staying Fit over 40” and more!

When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to pass it on or recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines.

As always, please visit our advertising partners and tell them you appreciate them supporting West Knoxville Lifestyle, as we could not do this without them. If you have any questions,
comments or suggestions, please reach out. See you next time.

Happy reading!
Scott Hamstead, publisher