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  • Dear Readers: Blount Today to close Published 10/10/2011 at 12:45 p.m. 6 comments

    Blount Today to close

  • Kathryn O’Day looks for best practices at New Hope tour Published 10/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Kathryn O’Day, commission of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, is looking for solutions to state-wide problems. But she’s looking local to find them. O’Day visited the New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center on Wednesday as part of a top-to-bottom review ...

  • Matzko to share backpacking tips at Blount Pellissippi campus Published 10/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    As the leaves change color and the mornings grow cool, the Great Smoky Mountains beckon to backpackers from all over the region and U.S. The next speaker for the Community Treasures Lecture Series at the Blount County Campus, Jaimie Matzko, ...

  • ‘Path Home’ campaign sets support for Harmony Montvale in stone Published 10/5/2011 at 3:41 p.m. 0 comments

    A new campaign is offering folks a new path to support Harmony Adoptions as they transform Camp Montvale into the Harmony Family Center at Montvale. A Path Home is a new campaign that will debut during the Harmony Homecoming on ...

  • Farmers Market Harvest Dinner puts fresh on the menu Published 10/5/2011 at 3:38 p.m. 0 comments

    The chicken entrees folks enjoyed recently at Wildwood Farm couldn’t have been more fresh. Two days earlier, the chickens were roosting in the barn. That’s fresh. On Sept. 25, the Maryville Farmers’ Market presented their third-annual “Farm to Table” meal ...

  • Coming home to Tremont Published 10/5/2011 at 3:37 p.m. 0 comments

    Debbie Claypool with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont has seen it happen again and again, but she still enjoys the transformation. Fifth grade students coming to Tremont for Environmental Camp get upset as soon as they hit that ...

  • Leach family opens home for Heritage Center fundraiser Published 10/5/2011 at 3:35 p.m. 0 comments

    A tour through Laurelmont, the three-story log home Jim and Barbara Leach built in Townsend, tells the visitor a story of the Leaches past. The couple are opening their home to the public to help preserve the past of the ...

  • Boredom Busters For Fall: Colorful season can inspire budding artists Published 10/5/2011 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Every autumn, Mother Nature transforms the mountain backdrop from earthy tones to vibrant hues. As brilliant reds, oranges and yellows begin to emerge, even the youngest artists are sure to be inspired by fall’s new color palette. With a little ...

  • Planners anticipate great 2011 Fall Festival Published 10/5/2011 at 3:31 p.m. 0 comments

    Foothills Fall Festival planners had a hunch tickets would sell out fast this year, even before they told the public who the headliner was for Saturday night. “I think this year we knew tickets would go fast before we made ...

  • Townsend Days: Record crowds fill grounds at Visitors Center Published 10/5/2011 at 3:28 p.m. 0 comments

    When you throw a party, and the weather cooperates, good things happen. Townsend Days, which encompasses the Townsend Fall Festival, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Blue Ribbon Fair, Railroad Days at the Little River Railroad and the Nawger Nob ...

  • Country Fair at Heritage Center is hit for all ages Published 10/5/2011 at 3:27 p.m. 0 comments

    Blue skies brought out big crowds as the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center celebrated its annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair. Nancy Williams, marketing director with the center in Townsend, said organizers were pleased with the turnout for the Sept. 24 ...

  • Local Kiwanis clubs welcome new leadership Published 10/5/2011 at 3:25 p.m. 0 comments

    Kiwanis Club of Maryville welcomed a new president at their year-end banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Green Meadow Country Club. Regina Jennings took the helm from the 2010-2011 president Robert Russell. New board members were also welcomed. Jon Dockery, ...

  • BMH Foundation Golf Tourney raises $45,000 Published 10/5/2011 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments

    The Blount Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament drew supporters from around the community for a day on the links at Egwani Farms recently. The annual event on Sept. 26 raised $45,000 for a variety of programs that help people of all ...

  • Julia Kyle retires as VP of Membership for Blount Chamber Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    It can sometimes be hard to measure if a career has been successful. But Julia Kyle, vice president of membership for the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, just has to let the numbers do the talking. Kyle’s retirement from the ...

  • ‘Moving Together’ focuses on problem of obesity Published 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Tennessee has the third highest obesity rate in the country, and the folks at the Blount Memorial Weight Management Center led a one-mile walk on Sept. 24 to focus on fighting obesity and making healthy choices. The fourth annual event, ...

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