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Sock Hops

Does anyone remember sock hops, the informal dance held in the high school gym. Sock hops were introduced in the 1950s with early rock and roll, and acquired their name because dancers were required to remove their hard-soled shoes to protect the varnished floor of the gymnasium. Music was usually records, but sometimes there were [...]

Belle Blackburn’s ‘The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice’

Belle Blackburn’s ‘The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice’

If you have been following my reviews, you probably have seen a few books I have reviewed by local authors. I always consider it a treat to get to do such reviews, so I am excited to review Belle Blackburn’s The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice. The story is set in the 1860s in the [...]

Free Diabetes Program Offered

The Take Charge of Your Diabetes Program is being offered in Sevier County through a partnership with UT Extension and Sevier County Health Department. Through this program, participants gain skills necessary to daily self-manage their diabetes and work effectively with heath care professionals. The program offers six informal, interactive classes covering a variety of topics [...]

UT Extension Presents Healthy Homes Program

University of Tennessee Extension invites the community to a free program on healthy housing at the King Family Public Library on High Street in Sevierville at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  This educational event, which will conclude at 7:30 PM, is presented by Extension’s State Specialist in Housing and Environmental Health. “The quality [...]

John Hick’s ‘Evil and the God of Love’

John Hick’s ‘Evil and the God of Love’

Over the past few weeks I have been reading various philosophical works for a thesis I am working on. In the search for knowledge I have come across a great many fascinating reads, one of which stood out to me above almost all others: John Hick’s Evil and the God of Love. This interesting book [...]

A Few Tips for Mother-Daughter Fashion

A Few Tips for Mother-Daughter Fashion

Darlings, most mother-daughter relationships have a very gentle (ahem) debate about fashion choices. My daughter and I have waged war over the choice of birthday party dresses (age two), school clothes (age 5), preteen events (11), teen age (13-18), college attire (age 19), her wedding (age 22), and to this current day. I always wanted [...]

Easter Memories Abound

Easter memories abound… so many years… so many memories. When my children were young, Easter always began with an egg hunt at the church on Saturday. It was an extravaganza with beautiful colored eggs, bunny snacks and prizes for all. This was my gift to the children of the church, and I gave with enthusiasm. [...]

Using Easter Eggs to Teach

Using Easter Eggs to Teach

Easter Egg Hunt Activities Designed To Teach. Glow in The Dark Eggs: Fun and Cool Night Hunt You need Plastic Easter Eggs, Glow Sticks (found in the dollar section at Target, Michael’s, and Dollar Store) and Tape. Snap glow stick. Put on the connector piece to the glow stick to make it a circle and [...]

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Temperatures are rising and summer is quickly approaching. This makes me long for summer vegetable salads. But who says we must wait for summer to officially arrive to start enjoying them? Crisp, fresh veggies in a creamy sauce are perfect for any meal, including a pre-Summer picnic on the deck or in the backyard. Ingredients [...]

The UT Spring Game Crucible

The UT Spring Game Crucible

Sometimes during a great big failure, you become aware of a great big success. This past weekend I took the family to the University of Tennessee’s spring football game. It was meant to be a delightful time for all. However, it fell a bit short. We gathered the binoculars and headed off to the stadium [...]

Cooking Class for Seniors, April 16, 2014

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is a new cooking program designed especially for seniors! On Wednesday, April 16th at 12:00 PM, seniors are invited to learn about cooking simple, healthy meals. This program is offered in partnership with UT Extension-Jefferson County and Carson-Newman University’s Family & Consumer Sciences  Department. During the cooking demonstration, seniors [...]

Let Him Go

Let Him Go

Today I’m going to share great wisdom! Moms and dads, sometimes you have to let go. Sometimes you have to allow your child to fail at a project or come in last in the competition, or even (gasp!) be chosen last. And you weren’t hardwired for this process. You were hardwired to care for your [...]

Judge Strand Awarded

Judge Strand Awarded

Judge Alfred Ben Strand was honored on Friday, April 4, 2014 by Senior Citizens Home Assistance Services at a dinner held at Stokely Memorial Cafeteria. He was presented with the Citizenship of the Year Award for his work in helping the elderly, and many others, during his long law career in Jefferson County. The crowd [...]

Tulip Upkeep for the Easter Season

I really love fresh cut tulips, especially at Easter, and want to use them on my table for lunch. In the past, I have had trouble keeping them looking nice and was wondering if you have any tips to help sustain them longer?     While lovely, tulips have a very short span of life [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The Buzz word this week is divided. While the election heat is getting fierce, business goes on for the rest of the county hive. Buzzy bees in the know are buzzing that there will be a divisive request from the DOE hive that may put some candidate bees in the head governmental hive in a [...]

Be Informed, Respectful, and Active With Elections

Be Informed, Respectful, and Active With Elections

This is an important week for Jefferson County. Saturday, the Republican Women held a candidate forum for the May and August elections. The room was obviously divided by the Sheriff’s election, with half of the room in Orange and Blue and half the room in Yellow and Blue. For those attending the forum that were [...]