Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

Follow the Donation

Established in 1960, Knox Area Rescue Ministries began as a response to the rise in homelessness in Knoxville, not only to provide food and shelter, but also to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of those displaced. Today, KARM serves nearly 1,000 meals per day and provides emergency and residential shelter for men, women and families, upwards of 400 people per…


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 … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

2019 Dogwood Arts Festival The 58th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held April 26-28 in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. This spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor … Continued

The Art of Recycling

For the uncreative, a heap of metal is just that—a pile of useless, rusty waste.

Living the Sweet Life

Nestled in the corner of the Lovell Heights Shopping Center, Benefit Your Life Gluten-Free Bakery and Cafe is spacious, comfortable and inviting for those with and without food allergies. The dedicated gluten- and peanut-free restaurant also houses a grocery side with gluten-free options ranging from pastas to quick breads to protein powders. Customers often come for the cupcakes, but they stay…

Stay Fit Over 40

Let’s face it: getting older isn’t easy. Injuries take longer to heal, metabolisms stall, and the daily grind of life’s stress can wear us down. I’m 47 years old and know first-hand that it’s harder to stay in good shape now than it was when I started in the fitness field more than 20 years ago. But what doesn’t kill you…