Handmade Holiday Trunk Sale A Labor of Love
Published 11/18/2009 at 9:57 a.m. 6 comments
Friends and family can rely on receiving original gifts from handmade arts and crafts devotee Jill Colquitt. But they might have to wait a while; she gets pretty busy coordinating sales of other artisan’s products and making her own items ...
Fountain City Diner Recalls Simpler Times
Published 11/4/2009 at 9:58 a.m. 3 comments
The Fountain City Diner’s specialties are breakfast all day, with hearty portions of egg dishes and specialty pancakes in the $6-$8 range; an old-fashioned lunch special like turkey and dressing or meatloaf with two sides that runs about $9, and ...
Dean and Bridgett House Catch Bail Skips, Together
Published 10/7/2009 at 10:22 a.m. 2 comments
Bail enforcing is kind of an eccentric choice for a good ol’ North Knoxville girl who was a medical assistant at Children’s Hospital when she first met Dean 13 years ago. A Northern England native, he was backpacking the States, ...
Community and Creativity Meet at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center
Published 9/23/2009 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Thirty-nine years ago, Grace Foster and Sara Starr founded the Community Craft Co-Op in Clinton, hoping to provide a little extra income for crafters in an economically depressed area. The Community Co-Op’s headquarters, opened in 1972, was little more than ...
Tennessee Valley Bicycles' Fun Ride
Published 9/9/2009 at 11:22 a.m. 1 comment
It’s the Friday afternoon before Labor Day weekend. What are you doing? Probably something related to whatever leisure plans you have for the three-day weekend. If you’re thinking about cycling, odds are you’re at the bike shop. So it’s not ...
Mammaw’s Thimble: Patchwork Proprietor
Published 8/19/2009 at 5:35 p.m. 0 comments
She’s operated it for eight years come November, some weeks single-handedly, but Mammaw’s Thimble quilting supply store off Papermill is not Vivian Ann Wright’s dream.
Lost in the ’60s
Published 8/5/2009 at 2:11 p.m. 0 comments
To quote comedian Flip Wilson and his 1960s Geraldine alter-ego, “What you see is what you get” at Living Vintage on Chapman Highway in far South Knoxville.
Carpe Librum Booksellers Emphasizes Face-to-Face
Published 7/16/2009 at 9:06 a.m. 0 comments
The cover story in the current issue of Publisher’s Weekly is about the low morale and general despair and dissatisfaction among those in the book trade. Carpe Librum Booksellers, tucked just off Kingston Pike in Bearden, seems not to subscribe.
Regas Celebrates 90 Years in Knoxville
Published 7/1/2009 at 4:40 p.m. 0 comments
Standing room only. At Regas Restaurant? For much of its 90-year-history, you’d say that like it was a bad thing—customers waiting too long for white cloth covered tables so they could celebrate that engagement or Mother’s Day with steaks and ...
The Ascent of Knoxville Construction Magnate Raja Jubran
Published 2/14/2002 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
The remarkable ascent of construction magnate Raja Jubran to the pinnacle of local influence and success owes a lot to his near-perpetual motion.
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