September 2019 Around Town

Leon Williams Contractors Begins Work on Wings Over Knoxville Maryville-based commercial construction firm Leon Williams Contractors is building out a storefront near the University of Tennessee campus for the first Tennessee location of the popular fast-casual Wings Over brand of restaurants. At press time, Wings Over Knoxville, 1834 Cumberland Ave., was slated to open in … Continued

Fall is on the Horizon

For me September has always been a transition month. With warm days and cool nights, it previews the upcoming autumn. People are getting back into the routine of school and work and looking forward to upcoming fall events like Friday night lights, Saturday college football, tailgates and cookouts. Many also look forward to new fashions, and … Continued

The Last Warm Night

The hot, steamy days of summer are nearing their end and giving way to picture-perfect cool nights. There is nothing like autumn in East Tennessee, but before you unearth those boots and jeans, give your maxi dresses and sandals one last go-around. Show a little skin, and enjoy one last warm night.

Frozen Yogurt for Everyone

Bearden locals are used to coming to Earth Fare for healthy food options, but take a stroll two doors down to Emmy’s Frozen Yogurt and you’ll find natural, good-for-you frozen yogurt unlike anything else in Knoxville. The family-owned and -operated store is ready to become a neighborhood hang-out for birthday parties, group events, date nights and more. 

Designed for Dignity

Shortly before Ben and Jennifer Jones were expecting their third child in 2014, a friend of theirs unexpectedly went into labor with her daughter at 23 weeks. The baby lived for 15 months in the NICU before passing away. One of the things Jennifer noticed during her friend’s immense grief was the struggle to find something her baby could wear…

Bouncing Back

It was another typical Wednesday afternoon workout that including deadlifts—loading a bar up with weight and lifting it off of the ground. I’ve done these 100 times before, and except for muscle aches in my legs, had never hurt myself. Honestly, the weight wasn’t even that heavy for me. I felt a twinge on my last set but thought nothing of it.…

A Heart for a Party

When Amanda Adamson and her husband, Derek, got married and then pregnant with their daughter, she knew the first birthday was going to be a big one. They went all out with an English Tea Party theme with fresh flowers, lace and other delicate details, thinking she wouldn’t do another big bash until Zoe’s fifth birthday. 

August 2019 Around Town

Tennessee Smokies Baseball Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Smokies Stadium and the end of summer with the Tennessee Smokies! August is packed full of home games and theme nights, from All-You-Can-Eat Wednesdays and Free Beer Night to Thirsty Thursday and a 50-Cent Hot Dog Night. Family-friendly, laid-back and full of fun, Smokies games are a must-do … Continued

Companions For Life

When Master Sgt. Chuck Stewart retired from his 26-year career in the Army, a flood of memories washed over him. The Blount County resident had a lot of time on his hands and an increasingly uncomfortable back. His mobility weakened, his sleep disrupted, and a mess of traumatic brain injuries from seven tours in Iraq and Afghanistan had started to…

Enjoy the Last Lazy Days.

For many of us, August can be a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes … Continued