Q&A: Billie Cantwell, President of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society
Published 8/21/2013 at 9:58 a.m. 0 comments
The 2013-14 president of the Knoxville chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, Billie Cantwell is passionate about birding, which she says is now the fastest-growing hobby in the country. In addition to its birding trips and hikes, work days at ...
Q&A: April Montgomery, Organizer for the Dog Days of Summer Fashion Show
Published 8/14/2013 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Owner of the boutique Suzani Styles, April Montgomery originated the idea for the Dog Days of Summer fashion show, an adoption benefit for the co-host, Young-Williams Animal Center, at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square Thursday, Aug. 22 at ...
Q&A: Jeff Gordon, Host and Founder of the Cresthill Cinema Club
Published 8/7/2013 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments
Host and founder of the Cresthill Cinema Club, now in its 10th year, Jeff Gordon will screen a notable 1940s film noir, 'Fallen Angel,' at the meeting August 23 at 8 p.m. He describes it as “a moody murder mystery, ...
Q&A: Scotty Hicks and Rob Kuban, Maryville History Teachers and Authors of 'The Ultimate Survival Guide for Teachers'
Published 7/31/2013 at 11:50 a.m. 0 comments
Maryville middle-school history teachers Scotty Hicks and Rob Kuban recently published The Ultimate Survival Guide for Teachers, available at Amazon.com.
Q&A: Tyler White, University of Tennessee Chef Instructor
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments
Tyler White, University of Tennessee chef instructor, will supervise three summer-session lunches at UT’s Ready for the World Cafe, open to the public and planned and served by Pellissippi State culinary arts students. The Italian-themed lunch is Aug. 1, the ...
Q&A: Jennifer Johnsey, Instigator of the Southern Women Expo’s Cup Song Contest
Published 7/17/2013 at 11:01 a.m. 0 comments
Jennifer Johnsey is the instigator of the July 20 Cup Song Contest that’s part of Night Moon Productions’ Southern Women Expo July 19-20 at the Knoxville Expo Center.
Q&A: Jared Brentz, Top Contender in the Amputee Long Drive Championship
Published 7/10/2013 at 12:19 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville native Jared Brentz is a top contender in the first annual Amputee Long Drive Championship presented by Pilot Flying J on July 18-19 at the Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon. He was born with arthrogryposis and club feet ...
Q&A: Larsen Jay, Founder and CEO of Knoxville’s Random Acts of Flowers
Published 7/3/2013 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments
Larsen Jay is founder and CEO of Knoxville’s Random Acts of Flowers, a non-profit that collects donated flowers from such places as weddings and florists to donate to patients in area hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. Recently, RAF expanded into ...
Q&A: Wil Wright, AKA LiL iFFy
Published 6/26/2013 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments
LiL iFFy is Knoxville native Wil Wright’s alter ego. His band of the same name made its first Bonnaroo appearance last weekend—the only Knoxville-based artist to perform.
Q&A: Bryan Alexander, Creator of Knox Composts
Published 6/19/2013 at 1:17 p.m. 0 comments
Alexander recently created Knox Composts, a new program that allows residents and small businesses in Knoxville to recycle their organic food scrap waste for a modest fee and get composted soil back in return.
Q&A: Debbie Donahoo, Publicist for the Ladies of Charity Wild West Roundup
Published 6/12/2013 at 10:36 a.m. 0 comments
Debbie Donahoo is the publicist for the June 22 Ladies of Charity Wild West Roundup, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to LOC’s emergency assistance program for Knoxville and surrounding areas.
Q&A: Larry Kitchen, Winner of the 2013 Mark DeWolfe Award from Interweave Continental
Published 6/5/2013 at 2:11 p.m. 1 comment
Larry Kitchen will receive the 2013 Mark DeWolfe Award from Interweave Continental (Unitarian Universalists for Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns) at the UUA’s general assembly in Louisville June 20. The award memorializes the first openly gay UU minister.
Q&A: Jessica Popek, Development Director for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
Published 5/29/2013 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments
Development and marketing director for the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Jessica Popek is organizing its 19th Bark in the Park fund-raiser June 8 on Market Square, including games, contests, vendors, and dog-friendly restaurants.
Q&A: Nic Arning, Raising Funds for the Hank Rappe Playground at Lakeshore Park
Published 5/15/2013 at 12:07 p.m. 0 comments
Nic Arning is part of a committee raising funds for a universal playground to be built at Lakeshore Park in memory of 3-year-old Knoxville Youth Sports tee-ball player Hank Rappe. Hank, the son of Dr. Matt and Brandy Rappe, passed ...
Q&A: R. Bentley Marlow, Vice Chair of Redeeming Hope Ministries
Published 5/8/2013 at 12:47 p.m. 0 comments
Vice chair of Redeeming Hope Ministries, R. Bentley Marlow has created an Indiegogo online fund-raising campaign to create a large vegetable garden in Fort Sanders to benefit the underprivileged and transient community.