(Not) Home for the Holidays

Come mid-November, folks are slipping into holiday mode. They're making travel plans, drafting holiday menus and looking forward to some much-needed time off. However, public servants rarely spend holidays at home. They keep the city running so we don't have to. Read about three community members who'll be working on Thanksgiving this year.

Beauty in the Bay

This spacious, stunning French country estate is ready for new owners in the award-winning Rarity Bay community.

The Rules Changed. Should You?

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the way itemized deductions are treated on your tax return. Common deductions include mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable giving. The IRS gives all taxpayers a basic reduction of income called a standard deduction. The new tax bill roughly doubled the amount of the 2017 standard deduction, thereby making it harder to…

Sweet Poochie Autumn Pies

River Dog Bakery owners Brian and Pam Trainor took their love of dogs to the next level with their first golden retriever, Nicholas, who endured unfortunate allergies to common dog snacks. Unwilling to let Nick go without the treats he deserved, the Trainors created a slew of basic recipes for sugar-free and additive-free pies, cookies and other nibbles suitable for canines.…

Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

Americans gain one to two pounds during the holiday season. Though it doesn’t sound like much, research shows that this weight gain tends to stick and accumulate over the years. However, it can be avoided with mindful eating and moderation.

A Cut Above

Take a drive through Knoxville, Lenoir City, Maryville or Gatlinburg and you’ll find a restaurant in the Copper Cellar family. Calhoun’s, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Chesapeake’s—there’s 20 of them, not including catering facilities, and while the menus and atmosphere differ depending on where you dine, one thing is consistent: quality.

Growing for Good

Tucked away inside Malcolm-Martin Park on Reynolds Street is a sprawling 4-acre farm that grows more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Run by a small staff, a handful of AmeriCorps members and a steady rotation of 2,000 volunteers, CAC Beardsley Community Farm donates more than 10,000 pounds of food per year to area relief kitchens and pantries, such as…

Get Cooking

 Southern Sympathy Cookbook by Perre Coleman Magness  This is one of our favorites! Perre is from Memphis, and this book is her interpretations of classic “funeral food” of the South. There are funny quips and interesting excerpts from obituaries throughout. The pictures are wonderful, the instructions are simple and the premise is unique  The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the…

Shades of the Season

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography WKL Staff  When the season shifts and temperatures change, it’s time to reevaluate your wardrobe. Out go the shapes and colors of months gone by, ready to move forward into something new. While there’s no need for a complete overhaul, the addition of a few statement pieces and accessories can be enough to embrace the…

One Pair, Three Ways

 Article Jennie Treadway-Miller | Photography WKL Staff  When Luke Lanzoni got the idea to create a men’s casual clothing shop in Knoxville, he knew the possibility of its success was good. The business model was an easy one: prioritize quality and integrity, and understand your customer. When Felding Co. opened last year, it happened because he was determined to bring…