Published 06/11/2008 at 2:27 p.m. 1 Comment
To understand another’s life, we are sometimes admonished to figuratively “walk a mile in another’s shoes.” Thanks to a troop of Girl Scouts and a troop member’s soldier father, children in Afghanistan will literally walk many miles in the shoes ...
Miss Mary’s Manners
Published 05/28/2008 at 7:01 p.m.
When a little boy with dirty feet climbed up and stood on a newly upholstered chair at her wedding shop over 20 years ago, “Miss Mary” McKinnon decided it was time.
Mayor proclaims Lupus Awareness Month in Blount County
Published 05/28/2008 at 5:41 p.m.
Mayor Cunningham proclaimed May as Lupus Awareness Month in Blount County at his office on May 2. Brenda Reagan and Harry Farmer, volunteer facilitators for the Blount County Lupus Support Group, were present.
Head of her class
Published 05/21/2008 at 5:43 p.m.
A proud father visited the Blount Today offices recently and bragged a little about his daughter. He was right to be proud because she had just received the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher ...
Published 05/07/2008 at 6:21 p.m.
Blount County has a hidden treasure. A woman named Roberta Kells Dorr who, for the past 40 years, has been quietly and diligently writing and publishing novels is an unassuming neighbor and friend to many as she makes her home ...
Published 04/30/2008 at 4:56 p.m.
When Kim Fife, owner of Eden Salon, heard her pastor say that everyone has a ministry inside them and it’s usually where their talents lie, she thought to herself sarcastically, “Great, I do hair.”
Reaching out -- at home
Published 04/30/2008 at 4:54 p.m.
In just one Sunday morning, 225 people donated $25,000 to RIO Revolution’s Helping Hands ministry, an outreach created to provide school supplies to area students in need.
New business review: Metro Grill delivers
Published 04/09/2008 at 6:31 p.m.
At Metro Grill, it’s all about the delivery.
Launching her star
Published 04/02/2008 at 5:26 p.m.
Karen Betts made the most of winning Patch Ministries Rising Star of Tennessee last year.
On the catwalk
Published 04/02/2008 at 5:19 p.m.
Fine art meets high fashion as Fine Arts Blount hosts the second annual Art on the Runway fashion show and hand-painted umbrella auction on Thursday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Maryville.
Cabin Treasures: prize pickins and stain’d glass
Published 03/26/2008 at 5:40 p.m.
It’s easy to get lost in Cabin Treasures.
Published 03/05/2008 at 6:45 p.m.
Everett Recreation Center was a wonderland of red, pink and white streamers and balloons as 450 girls and their fathers danced the night away on a floor strewn with flower petals at the Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance.
Book of memories
Published 03/05/2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Charlie Headrick wasn’t yet born when, in 1887, a cookbook was published that, 121 years later, would serve as a rich source of childhood memories for him.
Forget thin, the Mints are here
Published 02/27/2008 at 8:43 p.m.
“When will the Girl Scout cookies be here?”
Patchwork of memories
Published 02/20/2008 at 6:06 p.m.
“Never do for them what they can do for themselves.”
Growing -- hair and otherwise -- is Grace’s Locks of Love story
Published 02/20/2008 at 5:50 p.m.
The words of reason poured from my daughter, Grace, as she explained to me why, after almost eight years of growing her hair long, fighting every trim and being furious with me for suggesting she cut it short, she’s decided ...
Published 02/06/2008 at 6:48 p.m.
It’s the time of year when good intentions go bad. The New Year’s resolutions made a month ago are fading away and the old habits and routines have come roaring back. The best laid plans of eating healthy meals, consistently ...
New business review:
Published 01/30/2008 at 5:44 p.m.
Her shirt says, “I run with scissors,” and that’s just what Lee Anne Henry has been doing since she opened Professional Hair Designs and More, a full-service studio and spa in downtown Maryville.
Published 01/16/2008 at 2:39 p.m.
They are as unlikely a couple as their leading characters, yet Luis Saumell, executive producer and director, and Aaron Killian, associate producer and screenwriter, are heading toward a happy ending as the pieces fall into place for their movie “Masons ...
Appalachian Ballet announces a new Clara for this year’s Nutcracker
Published 11/15/2007 at 12:09 p.m.
As the ballerinas took turns twirling across the floor, the next dancer in line hesitated. Her instructor said, “Clara, get on the music,” and she did. Except her name wasn’t Clara and her instructor wasn’t simply correcting her in a ...
Dining and donations
Published 10/31/2007 at 11:18 a.m.
For the next ten days local restaurants will be giving diners a choice when they’ve finished their meal: Have dessert or donate to the United Way of Blount County?