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: Nic Arning, Raising Funds for the Hank Rappe Playground at Lakeshore Park
Published 05/15/2013 at 12:07 p.m.
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 05/08/2013 at 12:47 p.m.
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.
Dayberry Creations—Beverly Pridemore
Published 05/08/2013 at 11 a.m.
Knoxville is lucky to have many Etsy proprietors who studied at the University of Tennessee, and Beverly Pridemore is among their number, though she says she’s also been drawing and painting most of her life.
Q&A: Norman and Margie Smith, “Angel Riders” in the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America
Published 05/01/2013 at 9:59 a.m.
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.
Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus Makes a Joyful Noise
Published 05/01/2013 at 9:57 a.m. 1 Comment
The group is the brainchild of its president, the activist Bleu Copas, who met Hamblin at the Equality on the Hill demonstration in Nashville last year. Hamblin and Copas, with two or three other singers, had their first public performance ...
Q&A: Sean Messamore, One of the Leaders for Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo
Published 04/24/2013 at 10:47 a.m.
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 04/17/2013 at 9:41 a.m.
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.
Smoky Mist Gardens—Cheryl Morgan
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
The occasional handcrafted wool item or jams, jellies, or jars of chow chow made from the last of summer’s green tomatoes do make it onto Cheryl Morgan’s Etsy site, but most of what she proffers is the product of a ...
Q&A: Michael Lucas, Farragut High Student and Winner of Many Krispy Kreme Donuts
Published 04/10/2013 at 11 a.m.
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 04/03/2013 at 9:08 a.m.
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 ...
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 Knoxvillian: Pat Summitt
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
What new could you possibly say about head Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt?
Best Jewelry Store: Markman's
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
Tasteful, calm, encouraging—that’s just how they are. No wonder this is their Sweet Sixteen as Best Jewelry Store winners, taking the honor every year since the contest was created.
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 ...
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