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.
Q&A: Tyler Pavlis, Executive Director of Knoxville Sports and Social Club
Published 05/07/2014 at 12:22 p.m.
Tyler Pavlis, executive director of Knoxville Sports and Social Club, is the organizer of one of its newest league options: co-ed, non-contact, six-versus-six indoor flag football for adults at FUSE SportsPlex (1501 Kirby Rd.) The registration deadline is May 20; ...
Q&A: Kali Meister, Local Playwright Holding a Workshop on 'Writing with the Tarot'
Published 04/23/2014 at 11:27 a.m.
Local playwright and writing teacher Kali Meister is holding a workshop, Writing with the Tarot, on Saturday, April 26 at 2-5 p.m. The workshop promises to help writers to “use tarot cards to inspire their creativity, brainstorm, overcome writers’ block.”
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 ...
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 ...
Q&A: Bob Riehl, an Instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi™ Society of Knoxville
Published 01/01/2014 at 10 a.m.
Bob Riehl is a continuing instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi™ Society of Knoxville (co-presidents are Susan Benner and Jenny Arthur), which will hold an open house and free one-hour demonstration at its Happy Holler facility (1205 N. Central St.) ...
Best Of Street Talk 2013
Published 12/26/2013 at 10 a.m.
Here are a few of the Q’s and A’s Rose Kennedy particularly liked this year.
Q&A: Sandy Goddard, Local Comic Who Will Play Side Splitters Comedy Club's Bad Santa
Published 12/18/2013 at 12:03 p.m.
Goddard: I knew once my kids detested me I was ready!
Best Cookbooks of 2013: This Year's Best Lure With the Promise of Better Food, More Fun, and Plain Better Living
Published 12/18/2013 at 10:40 a.m.
That’s the same way this year’s most appealing cookbooks seemed to strike me: Each is irresistible without being decadent or sultry.
PioneerHouse Letterpress and Design/Julie Belcher
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:07 a.m.
PioneerHouse (also a storefront art gallery on Gay Street) is the latest hand-printing letterpress endeavor from Julie Belcher, who has been a devotee for more than 15 years.
Q&A: Monika Hancock, Organizer of the Christmas Crawl: A Holiday Downtown Pub Crawl
Published 12/11/2013 at 11:03 a.m.
As the development associate for the ALS Association of East Tennessee for Care Services, which fights Lou Gehrig’s disease, Monika Hancock is the organizer of its benefit, The Christmas Crawl: A Holiday Downtown Pub Crawl on Dec. 13. The crawl ...
Q&A: Lilly Sutton, Co-organizer of a Benefit Concert for Survivors of Storm Haiyan
Published 12/04/2013 at 10:49 a.m.
Along with Bob Grimac, Lilly Sutton has organized a benefit concert Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. She and RB Morris will perform to help the survivors of Storm Haiyan.
7 Things (You May Be Glad) You Don't Know About Me...
Published 12/04/2013 at 10:47 a.m.
I would like to create a derivative time-passer whereby we all share things people might not know about us in regards to Knoxville and food.
Q&A: Lisa Soland, Local Playwright, Actress, and Theater Instructor
Published 11/27/2013 at 1:36 p.m.
A local playwright, actress, and theater instructor, Lisa Soland is touring to promote her first children’s book, 'The Christmas Tree Angel' (Celtic Cat Publishing, illustrated by Bethany A. Badeaux).
Q&A: Jentry Jones and Henry Gertsen, Team Leaders for the L&N STEMpunks
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:31 a.m.
Jones and Gertsen are team leaders for the L&N STEMpunks, the L&N STEM Academy’s FIRST Robotics team, which is holding a “bring your own” tailgate Nov. 23 before the UT-Vanderbilt game as a fund-raiser to restore the iconic L&N sign ...
Q&A: Travis Daniel Wilson, Founding Member of the Coalition Against Mandatory Meal Plans at the University of Tennessee
Published 11/13/2013 at 12:18 p.m.
A sophomore, Travis Daniel Wilson is a founding member of the Coalition Against Mandatory Meal Plans at the University of Tennessee. The group includes UTK Campus Disability Advocates, UTK Amnesty International, UTK Fencing Club, Eco-Vols, UTK College Democrats, UTK Students ...
Knoxville’s Pizza Icons
Published 11/13/2013 at 10:36 a.m.
We certainly have a lot of pizzerias in town, but these places are true pizza destinations.
Q&A: M.D. Kirkpatrick, Creator of Whirly Gigs
Published 11/06/2013 at 10:46 a.m.
M.D. Kirkpatrick’s show and sale, “Whirly Gigs,” will be on display through the holidays at Pioneer House.
Q&A: Bryan Stooksbury, Competitor in the 6th Annual World Championship of 'Big Buck HD'
Updated 10/31/2013 at 2:09 p.m.
Bryan Stooksbury ranked first among online qualifiers for the 6th annual World Championship of 'Big Buck HD,' a high-definition bar and arcade game. He’ll head for Chicago with fourth-seeded Ben Perkins Nov. 8 and 9 to try to win $15,000.
Q&A: Samma and Greg Highland, Entrepreneurs Behind the Gluten-Free Food Service RootDiet
Published 10/23/2013 at 1:36 p.m.
Samma, a nutritionist and dietitian, and Greg, a long-time restaurateur, recently opened RootDiet, a meal delivery service that provides gluten-free and allergen-free meals to Knoxville-area residents. They make the meals from farm-grown, in-season ingredients.
Q&A: John Innes, Designer of the Cherokee Forest “Adventure Map”
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:59 a.m.
Owner of GoodPoint Inc., known locally for its User Friendly Maps division, John Innes recently released the Cherokee Forest “Adventure Map,” which shows the entire forest and 50 of its top destinations. (He is also the man behind the awesome ...
Gail DeLuca/White Fox Beads
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:27 a.m.
“I continue to be inspired by the beads themselves, often getting pleasantly distracted when doing routine things like inventory or checking in new stock.”
Q&A: David Moon, Investment Manager, Business Columnist, and Author of 'Thoughts Are Things'
Published 10/09/2013 at 11:46 a.m.
An investment manager and business columnist for the News Sentinel, David Moon recently released Thoughts Are Things, a collection of daily devotionals for children and their families.
Q&A: Brianna Rader, Co-Organizer of UT’s Sex Week Fall Preview
Published 10/02/2013 at 12:19 p.m.
Brianna Rader and Jacob Clark are the co-chairs and founders of SEAT (Sexual Empowerment & Awareness at Tennessee), organizing the Sex Week at University of Tennessee last spring that controversially had its school funding removed at the 11th hour. The ...
Q&A: Mala Jani and Gayatri Mahadevan, Partners in the Nritya Masala Dance School
Published 09/25/2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Partners in the Nritya Masala dance school, Mala Jani and Gayatri Mahadevan teach Bollywood dance classes for adults and kids at Broadway Academy of Performing Arts (Tuesdays) and Revolution Dance (Saturdays).
Q&A: Emily Wheeler, Pastry Chair for the 34th Annual GreekFest
Published 09/18/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Emily Wheeler is the pastry chair for the 34th Annual GreekFest at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. The event runs September 20-22 at 4070 Kingston Pike.
Q&A: Allison Armstrong, Organizer of Sprint for the Prints
Published 09/11/2013 at 10:38 a.m.
Allison Armstrong organized Sprint for the Prints, a 5K fund-raiser for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing Student Nurses’ Association Precious Prints Project, which provides a fingerprint silver charm to families who lose a child at East Tennessee Children’s ...