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: Shannon Ernest Farabow, Co-host of the First-Ever Ironwood Art Fair
Published 03/05/2014 at 1:29 p.m.
Farabow will co-host (with artist Sarah Brobst) the first-ever Ironwood Art Fair on Friday, March 14, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with bands and belly dancers; and on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Ironwood Studios (119 ...
Who’s That “Sex Week Girl”? UT Student Brianna Rader Starts a Campus Conversation—But Sparks a National Controversy
Published 02/26/2014 at 4 p.m.
Last year, the University of Tennessee’s first Sex Week caused a storm of controversy—it had its university funding revoked by administrators after Sen. Stacey Campfield raised a ruckus about it. Now it’s back again. and legislators are frothing at the ...
Q&A: Marsha S. Wilson, Executive Director of the Knoxville Bar Association
Published 02/26/2014 at 11:13 a.m.
Executive director for the Knoxville Bar Association, Marsha S. Wilson is lead planner for its free Community Law School sessions March 7 and 8 on the topics of “Estate Planning for Everyone” and “Consumer Rights and Responsibilities.”
Q&A: Michael Torano, One of 22 Bachelors Being Auctioned to Benefit Friends of Literacy
Published 02/19/2014 at 10:10 a.m.
The 44-year-old Michael Torano, director of marketing for Knoxville Opera, is one of 22 bachelors being auctioned to benefit Friends of Literacy on March 14. Donors can also cast votes for their favorite as Knoxville’s Most Eligible Bachelor by donating ...
Q&A: Gary Harmon, Author of 'My Daddy Takes His Legs Off'
Published 02/12/2014 at 11:18 a.m.
Harmon (pictured here with the illustrator, Kathryn Shilling Oaks), wrote the autobiographical kids’ book My Daddy Takes His Legs Off, a story of a girl whose friends don’t want her dad to pick her and her brother up from after-school ...
Q&A: Charlotte Tolley, Executive Director of Nourish Knoxville
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
Tolley, the executive director for the recently formed nonprofit Nourish Knoxville, organizes its Winter Market at the Historic Southern Railway Station on West Depot Street, held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the second ...
Q&A: Carrie Ollom, Tennessee TOPSoccer Coach of the Year
Published 01/23/2014 at 10:15 a.m.
A state championship coach for FC Alliance, which grooms young soccer players for competitive opportunities, Carrie Ollom was named US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Tennessee Coach of the Year for her work building FCA’s program for young people with special needs.
Q&A: Louise Conrad, Staff Veterinarian at Ijams Nature Center
Published 01/15/2014 at 9:48 a.m.
Staff veterinarian at Ijams Nature Center (2915 Island Home Ave.), Louise Conrad and her dog Gandalf will lead a “Wagging Walk” for dogs and their owners at the park Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. She’ll review basics of walking ...
Q&A: Carolyn Rogers, Coordinator for the LGBTQ Helpline
Published 01/08/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Rogers is the coordinator for the LGBTQ Helpline, which is staffed nightly from 7-11 p.m. at 865-531-2539. The helpline is seeking new volunteers to provide information, a listening ear, and referral services for the LGBTQ community and their parents, friends, ...
What Knoxville Needs II
Published 01/02/2014 at 10:52 a.m.
What does Knoxville really need? Everybody’s got an opinion, as we’ve discovered each week in our What Knoxville Needs column. While some of the ideas are a bit silly, others are actually quite reasonable—in fact, downright smart. So, as we ...
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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