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Drive-ins

Drive-in movies, you have to love them. For those of you not fortunate enough to experience a drive-in move, hopefully my memories will enlighten you. As the name implies, these movies were outdoors. They were designed with parking stations and amplifiers hanging from poles. Upon pulling into the parking space, the driver would hang the [...]

Help Your Child Make and Keep Friends

Help Your Child Make and Keep Friends

Help your child make and keep friends: – Teach personal independence. – Encourage language expansion by language experiences. Talk to your child about a variety of subjects (this should start early). Don’t always “give” answers, sometimes help your child “find” answers instead. Teach problem solving skills. – Encourage your child to play with different toys. [...]

I Have an Eating Problem

I Have an Eating Problem

I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a serious eating problem. Now to be clear, it’s probably not the kind of eating problem you’re used to hearing about. I’m not anorexic or bulimic, though eating celery does trigger a small gag response. Come on, people, admit it. Celery tastes like dirty water with a [...]

Slow Cooker Chicken and Tomato Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken and Tomato Soup

Another slow cooker recipe! This one is adapted from a recipe I found at River North Paleo Girl. Don’t be afraid of the coconut milk – it really does not make the dish taste like coconut at all. If you prefer, you can substitute heavy cream or half-n-half. This makes a pretty thick soup, but [...]

Douglas Adams’ ‘So Long and Thanks for All the Fish’

Douglas Adams’ ‘So Long and Thanks for All the Fish’

If you’ve followed my reviews, then you know I am a huge fan of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy. I recently reread the whole collection, so I thought it was time to review entry number four: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. In the onset of the story, Arthur Dent [...]

Buying into Education

Buying into Education

Jefferson County is in that time of flux and it can be a wonderful break from all of the politicking and upheaval. This is the time of choice for everyone that lives in our beautiful area. Will we continue to be what we have been or will we stretch a little and try to re-prioritize [...]

The Buzzz!!

The Buzzz!!

The buzz word this week is “King.” The Head governmental hive has yet to convene with its new swarm and the race is on. Buzzy Bees in the know are buzzing that the big prize is the King position and the drones are already lining up to bee head of the hive. The low humm [...]

Freezing Homemade Pies for Family Occasions

Freezing Homemade Pies for Family Occasions

I have just found out that I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. I know that it is a little early to be worried about it but it is a big undertaking for me. I would like to make my pies well in advance of the day, since I am not that great a baker, [...]

Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

One of my favorite restaurants is Altruda’s in West Knoxville. It is the perfect cozy place for a date night with your sweetie. My husband and I agree we could make a meal out of the amazing salad, garlic rolls drenched in butter, and fried artichokes alone. Yum! These garlic knots are similar to the [...]

The Guideline of Potty Training

The Guideline of Potty Training

Potty training… the mere word strikes fear in the hearts of even the bravest of us. The good news is that many have been there and survived. We each have different stories to tell because there are many ways to potty train a child. All children are different, thus, the potty method will vary according [...]

Applebutter Revisited

Fall is in the air! It’s football time in Tennessee and…. it’s time for apples, pears, pumpkins, fall squash, and other “yummy” garden harvests. It’s time for a trip to “Carver’s Apple Barn”, to bring home the harvest (don’t forget the apple cider, fried apple pies, apple butter, and apple “fritters”) and it’s time for [...]

AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

AFBF Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative recently announced the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated in rural regions of the United States. The Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is a key [...]

Sarmiento Named CCA Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Sarmiento Named CCA Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Former Tusculum College volleyball student-athlete Ashley Sarmiento has been selected as the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association Southeast Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2013-2014. The award highlights the extraordinary achievements, both on and off the field, of Division II student-athletes. A total of eight male and eight female student-athletes across the country earned regional [...]

Community Invited to Carson-Newman Night at Smokies Park, August 22, 2014

Carson-Newman University invites all those who love the  Orange & Blue to a night of baseball at Smokies Park on Friday, August 22.  Those attending are encouraged to wear their Eagle colors. The Tennessee Smokies will take on the Jacksonville Suns starting at 7:15  p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Eagles head softball coach Vickee [...]

Clarence Brown to Hold Fall Open Auditions, August 23 & 24, 2014

Auditions for the Clarence Brown Theatre fall productions of “4000 Miles” and “A Christmas Carol” will take place on August 23 and 24 at the theatre.  An information packet and application can be found on the web at http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/about-us/auditions/. Applications are due by 10am Friday, August 22. For more information, please contact Shelly Payne at [...]

Clarence Brown Theatre Advisory Board Appoints New Members

The Clarence Brown Theatre, one of thirteen professional LORT (League of Regional Theatres) theatres on a university campus in the country, announced its newly appointed Advisory Board members.   The Advisory Board is the link to the community, overseeing major events and fundraisers, the CBT Society Scholarship, and engaging the community to grow the theatre’s support. [...]