About Rose Kennedy
BiographyRose Kennedy is a longtime local freelance writer who originally came to Knoxville to work for Whittle Communications (then 13-30) in 1984. Her "will-write-to-pay-KUB" policy has extended her writing career to two how-to books, numerous food, home and garden articles, a stint with TVA employee communications, commercial script writing, and two decades of reviewing children's books. She lives in a nicely blended family that includes a lawn-care professional, three teenage girls, eight dogs and cats and some sea monkeys. She has participated in several local theater companies as a stage manager and reluctant stage mom, and is semi-obsessed with local freeroll (strictly legal) Texas Hold 'Em tournaments.
- Staff Writer
04/11/2008 - 02/27/2012
Q&A: Melissa Ferguson, Knox County Branch Library Manager and Chair of the Teen Services Committee
Published 07/23/2014 at 12:18 p.m.
A Knox County branch library manager, Melissa Ferguson is chair of the Teen Services Committee, which is hosting the Teen Summer Reading “Divergent” Party for ages 11-17
Q&A: Sarah Claxton and Cynthia Baglin, Coordinators of Gothique Gallery and Comic Con Gone Wrong
Published 07/16/2014 at 11:31 a.m.
Cynthia Baglin is the lead coordinator and promoter of Gothique Gallery and its Comic Con Gone Wrong anime, comic, fan and horror art show at The International (940 Blackstock Ave.) on Saturday, July 19, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. She will exhibit ...
Q&A: Michael C. Neel, Organizer for the Knoxville Game Design group
Published 07/09/2014 at 2:16 p.m.
Michael C. Neel is the organizer for the Knoxville Game Design group, which encourages kids to get into programing and adults to pursue game development as a hobby. They meet on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. ...
Q&A: Jennifer Delligatti, Le Cordon Bleu-Trained Chef and In-Home Instructor
Published 07/02/2014 at 11:13 a.m.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and professional cook for the past eight years, Jennifer Delligatti recently started to teach in-home cooking classes for both groups and individuals.
Q&A: Jonathan Woodroof, Lead Organizer of Prison Letters
Published 06/25/2014 at 12:15 p.m.
Jonathan Woodroof is lead organizer of Prison Letters, a group that meets at The Birdhouse (800 N. Fourth Ave.) at 6 p.m. Wednesdays to write letters to prisoners and try to establish pen pal arrangements.
Q&A: Lisa Hudgens, President of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs
Published 06/18/2014 at 10:12 a.m.
Lisa Hudgens is the president of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs, one of the participating organizations in the Way Out West Fur Fest hosted by Hardin Valley Animal Hospital (10017 Hardin Valley Rd.) June 20-June 22 to benefit Bloodhound Search & ...
Q&A: Jamie Osborn, Branch Manager of the Halls Branch Library and Organizer of 'Reading Appalachia: Voices of Children’s Literature'
Published 06/11/2014 at 11:18 a.m.
Branch manager of the Halls Branch Library, Jamie Osborn is the lead organizer of the exhibit “Reading Appalachia: Voices of Children’s Literature.”
Q&A: Becky Chaffee, Organizer for the “Swing for Joy” Fund-raiser
Published 06/04/2014 at 11:43 a.m.
Becky Chaffee is lead organizer for the “Swing for Joy” fund-raiser June 21, sponsored by Target Golf driving range and her small business, Violettes Violin Bags. Participants buy buckets of balls for entries into prize drawings; all proceeds go to ...
Q&A: Rachel Milford, Local Herbalist
Published 05/28/2014 at 11:40 a.m.
Local herbalist Rachel Milford will teach a free workshop on the health benefits of growing your own herbs May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Stanley’s Greenhouse (3029 Davenport Rd.) and a workshop at Ijams June 22 on making medicinal tinctures. ...
Q&A: Kelly Shipe, Producer and Star of the short film 'Candee Noir,' Premiering at the Soho FIlm Festival
Published 05/14/2014 at 12:06 p.m.
Shipe wrote, produced and starred in the short film Candee Noir, which was accepted to the Soho Film Festival and will have its world premiere there on Saturday, May 17.
Published 01/19/2011 at 11:01 a.m.
Oh so suitable for New Year’s slenderizing: Knoxvillian Hazel Tippo’s no-preservatives, no-water-added, low-sodium, and low-cholesterol dressings by mail order.
Custom Photo Box of Local Chocolates
Published 01/19/2011 at 11 a.m.
Cupid is lurking, but is there really a compelling reason you couldn’t buy this for yourself?
Published 12/22/2010 at 10:47 a.m.
They’re pedaling all sorts of moonshine products, like White Lightnin’ Pickles, Moonshine Barbecue Sauce, logo hoodies and even a logo stainless steel flask, from our Gatlinburg neighbors Ole Smoky Distillery, makers of Tennessee Moonshine.
Light Bulbs from the JFG Coffee Sign
Published 12/22/2010 at 10:44 a.m.
Maybe they weren’t precisely made in Knoxville, but they definitely morphed into an iconic item here.
Architectural View-Master Reels
Published 12/15/2010 at 10 a.m.
Hey kids! If you can wrestle them away from your favorite architect or design professional, check out all kinds of cool View-Master architectural reels
Published 12/15/2010 at 9:59 a.m.
’Tis the season for hand-blown glass ornaments, and these works of molten art are made right here in Knoxville.
Yee-Haw Holiday Cards and Minis
Published 10/11/2010 at 12:42 p.m.
Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress’s artistry and wit are at their best in a wide selection of holiday cards and mini-gift enclosures. All are pressed on recycled paper by hand on Yee-Haw’s vintage letterpresses.
Best Fit for a Knoxville Nickname—Ever: “Bacon Capital of America”
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
Forget about Pet Friendliest City, Solar City, Gateway to the Smokies. Oh, we should still do all those things, establish those reputations. But this past March our true identity, the one that will draw the most interest, the most tourist ...
Best Place To Board Your Pets: Pet Safe Village
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
Soon, instead of trying to find vacation hotels on the road that take pets, Knoxvillians will start pushing Pet Safe to accept humans, too.
Best In-Store Pet: Napoleon At Nostalgia
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
Maybe it was inevitable at a vintage store: Napoleon, a pug who’s about 10 years old, is a salvage, er, rescue dog.
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