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: Barbara Berney, Manager of the Non-Profit Knoxville Community Chest
Published 04/16/2014 at 10:42 a.m.
Barbara Berney is the manager of the non-profit Knoxville Community Chest at 1508 Central St. Along with the 122 W. Scott Ave. location, it is strapped because donations of the high-quality, gently used clothing and household goods it sells are ...
Q&A: Hunter Farley Seymour, Co-organizer of the Knoxville Movement Collective’s Dance Wave
Published 04/09/2014 at 12:52 p.m.
Hunter Farley Seymour is co-organizer of the Knoxville Movement Collective’s Dance Wave, a free-form dance in a drug-, smoke-, alcohol-, and chatter-free environment.
Q&A: Bob Longmire, Member of the Knoxville Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society
Published 04/03/2014 at 3:18 p.m.
Longmire is organizing the first event offered by the Knoxville Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society, held Saturday, April 5 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Lawson McGhee Library (500 W Church Ave.) and featuring News Sentinel editorial cartoonist Charlie ...
Q&A: Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Artist of Anthropomorphic Food Paintings
Published 03/26/2014 at 8:52 a.m.
The food at the Pop Up Food Tour event (Sunday, March 30, 5-8 p.m.) will be based on Denise Stewart-Sanabria’s anthropomorphic food paintings, which are also on display at the venue, Paulk + Co (510 Williams St.) through the end ...
Q&A: John Case, an Appraiser at the East Tennessee PBS Appraisal Fair
Published 03/19/2014 at 12:02 p.m.
John Case, with Lark Mason and Joe Rosson, will be an appraiser at the East Tennessee PBS Appraisal Fair Saturday, March 29. He also co-owns Case Antiques, which is the coordinating sponsor for the benefit.
Q&A: Travis Frugé, Importer of Djembes From Artists in West Africa
Published 03/12/2014 at 11:32 a.m.
Travis Frugé, who has worked and traveled extensively in Africa, has initiated a Kickstarter campaign for Knoxville-based Noble Traders, a business that will be importing djembes (drums) from artists in West Africa.
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 ...
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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