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  • 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.