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.
Q&A: Norman and Margie Smith, “Angel Riders” in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Published 5/1/2013 at 9:59 a.m. 0 comments
During the week beginning April 27, the Smiths of Knoxville rode free of charge as “Angel Riders” as part of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America to raise money for chronically ill children.
Q&A: Sean Messamore, One of the Leaders for Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo
Published 4/24/2013 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
One of the leaders for Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo, Sean Messamore is helping organize its session April 27 at 7 p.m. and the group’s fund-raiser for the Kick Stand Knoxville bike collective May 11 at 9 p.m.
Q&A: Dallas Norton, Lead Princess of the Knoxville Opera’s Princess Parade and Tea Party
Published 4/17/2013 at 9:41 a.m. 0 comments
A University of Tennessee opera student, Dallas Norton will lead the Knoxville Opera’s Princess Parade and Tea Party at the Rossini Festival, Sat., April 27 starting at 1:30 p.m.
Q&A: Michael Lucas, Farragut High Student and Winner of Many Krispy Kreme Donuts
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Michael Lucas, a 15-year-old student at Farragut High School, was the first in line for the grand opening of the Krispy Kreme (11208 Kingston Pike) on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 a.m., winning a dozen free donuts per week for ...
Q&A: Deborah Herzel, Staff Attorney with Legal Aid of East Tennessee and “Duncan Award” Winner
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:08 a.m. 0 comments
A staff attorney with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Deborah Herzel earned this year’s “Duncan Award” for embodying the legacy of the late U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Sr., in the “professional” category. The award will be presented by Senior ...
Q&A: Brian Overly, Member of the Rattle Rock 4-Wheel Drive Club
Published 3/27/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments
Brian Overly is a member of Rattle Rock 4-Wheel Drive Club and organizer of its “Wheel for the Cure” event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital April 13 at Windrock ATV Park (555 Windrock Ln.) in Oliver Springs.
Q&A: Melissa Nance, Executive Director of Friends of Literacy
Published 3/20/2013 at 9:51 a.m. 0 comments
Melissa Nance is executive director of Friends of Literacy, which is holding an open house celebration for its new location at 900 E. Hill Ave on April 5 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Q&A: Karla Cornwell, a Nurse and Certified Yoga Instructor Who Teaches “Golf And Yoga”
Published 3/13/2013 at 3:08 p.m. 0 comments
A nurse and certified yoga instructor, Karla Cornwell teaches “Golf and Yoga” workshops at Fairways and Greens Golf Center at 626 Simmons Rd.
Q&A: Jennifer Ussery, Volunteer and Youth Specialist with the American Red Cross-East Tennessee
Published 3/6/2013 at 11:44 a.m. 0 comments
A volunteer and youth specialist with the American Red Cross-East Tennessee, Ussery will teach “Disaster Dudes” as part of a free Preparedness Day for kids K-5th, March 9 from 9 a.m.-noon at 6921 Middlebrook Pike.
Q&A: Clint Young, Second-Place Winner in the 'Yummm!' Brunch Haiku Contest
Published 2/27/2013 at 12:12 p.m. 0 comments
Clint Young submitted the haiku “Chicken ‘n Waffles with a side of assumption” to win second place and a $25 French Market gift certificate in the second Metro Pulse YUMMM! restaurant guide haiku contest, themed “brunch.” His entry reads: “Last ...
Q&A: Lisa Mellon, Organizer of Game On Against Cancer to Benefit the Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Published 2/20/2013 at 11:44 a.m. 0 comments
Lisa Mellon (pictured with husband, Scott) is co-owner of Games & Things, the site of Game On Against Cancer to benefit the Thompson Cancer Survival Center March 1. Attendees will challenge local celebrities in such games as billiards, cornhole, and ...
Q&A: Carla Lewis, President of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition
Published 2/13/2013 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments
A Maryville resident, Carla Lewis was elected president of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition on January 19.