Q&A: Laurielle Campbell, local organizer of a Trayvon Martin rally
Published 4/4/2012 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
Laurielle Campbell is a student at the University of Tennessee College of Law and organizer of a March 27 rally on campus to bring awareness to the case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida high school student shot by neighborhood volunteer ...
Q&A: Doug Renfro, inventor of The Big Push
Published 3/28/2012 at 10:48 a.m. 0 comments
Doug Renfro is inventor of the Big Push, a plastic yard cleanup tool that both rakes and pushes leaves. The product is a contender in Walmart’s Get on the Shelf social media contest through April 3. Renfro also co-owns Radiant ...
Q&A: Stacie Preston, an entrant in the Spartan Death Race obstacle course
Published 3/21/2012 at 10:58 a.m. 0 comments
A local nurse, Stacie Preston is currently completing the preliminaries for the Spartan Death Race in Pittsfield, Vt. The endurance race includes mud runs, obstacle and trail races, and physical and mental challenges.
Q&A: Aaron Killian, host of the Facebook page “Aaron Age 11”
Published 3/14/2012 at 10:54 a.m. 1 comment
Aaron Killian hosts the Facebook page “Aaron Age 11,” publishing excerpts from his 1991 6th grade journal.
Q&A: Tim Michaels, co-president and unofficial coach of the University of Tennessee Gymnastics Club
Published 3/7/2012 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
As co-president and unofficial coach of the University of Tennessee Gymnastics Club, Tim Michaels is a lead organizer of the Orange and White Invite, the club’s competition.
Q&A: Mary Lynne Bell, co-resident manager of the Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse
Published 2/29/2012 at 11:51 a.m. 0 comments
With her husband, Bob, Mary Lynne Bell is co-resident manager of the Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse in Maryville, and will direct its March 3 celebration of Houston’s birthday and the 200th anniversary of his teaching at the schoolhouse.
Q&A: Khann Chov, farm manager for the CAC Beardsley Community Farm
Published 2/22/2012 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments
As farm manager for the CAC Beardsley Community Farm, Khann Chov will supervise its seed swap open to the public 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25—and the community farm work day that precedes it from 9 a.m.-12 noon.
Q&A: Lisa Chassy, DVM, head veterinarian at Young-Williams Animal Center
Published 2/15/2012 at 11:25 a.m. 0 comments
As head veterinarian at Young-Williams Animal Center, Lisa Chassy has been a lead in the center’s February “Beat the Heat” campaign to promote $20 spays for female cats, and will continue to promote low- and no-cost spays (and neuters) for ...
Q&A: Emily Ellis, Brown Bag Green Book series coordinator
Published 2/8/2012 at 4:17 p.m. 0 comments
Ellis is a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library, and also coordinator for the library’s Brown Bag Green Book series.
Q&A: Stephen M. Dupree, one of 24 bachelors being auctioned to benefit the Friends of Literacy
Published 2/1/2012 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments
Stephen M. Dupree is one of 24 bachelors being auctioned to benefit the Friends of Literacy.
Q&A: Susan Fowlkes, Knox County Health Department’s clinical nutrition director
Published 1/25/2012 at 10:28 a.m. 0 comments
Susan Fowlkes is the Knox County Health Department’s clinical nutrition director and lead on its diabetes management classes open to the public.
Q&A: Erin Bicknese, proprietor and baker for the Knoxville Bread Co-op
Published 1/18/2012 at 11:06 a.m. 0 comments
Erin Bicknese: "I guess in our culture there are so many things you’re told you can’t do, told, 'Thank goodness we have factories for that.' But you can learn if you try and you’ll get so much out of it."
Q&A: Martha Keith Farrelly, director of the Shannonham Singers
Published 1/11/2012 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
As director of the Shannonham Singers, Martha Keith Farrelly will lead this all-volunteer senior citizens chorus when they present a choral suite, “The Blue and the Gray,” at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.
Predictions for Knoxville's 2012
Published 1/4/2012 at 11:43 a.m. 0 comments
For our first issue of the year, we asked a random sampling of Knoxville personalities a timely question: Do you have any predictions for Knoxville in 2012?
Sounds of Street Talk, 2011
Published 12/28/2011 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments
Trying to pick my favorite Street Talk subjects from any given year is like expecting me to choose a favorite child—each one’s my favorite the week their interview runs. I always have some quotes I find especially memorable, though, and ...