Photos by Rachel Stafford

  • Jada Stafford finds a comfortable spot to read during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff to the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program at the Blount County Public Library.
  • Ava Ragsdale chases after Timmy Shoecraft in the kangaroo boxing ring.
  • Seona McDowell, left, and Jean Closz, children’s librarian with the Blount County Public Library, pose together during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff to the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program.
  • Elizabeth Robinson plays a game during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff to the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program.
  • Tanner Stafford plays on the computer in the Children’s area at the Blount County Public Library during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff to the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program.
  • Betsy Schwartz enjoys some pizza during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff to the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program at the Blount County Public Library.
  • Sabrina Shelton, 3, is all smiles while she enjoys some pizza during the kickoff for the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program at the Blount County Public Library.
  • Kelly Mules, left, paints a butterfly face on Ana Elams during the kickoff for the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program at the Blount County Public Library.
  • Maggie Gallaher takes a break from the festivities during the “Australian Outback Adventure” kickoff for the “One World, Many Stories,” Children’s Summer Reading program.
  • Billy Pestridge, Tyler Pestridge, Clayton Pestridge, Cody Pestridge, Tori Pestridge, Jay Denman and Austin Pestridge enjoy themselves during the kickoff for the “One World, Many Stories” Children’s Summer Reading program at the Blount County Public Library.
  • Doris Brown, marketing and business development manager, gets a warm greeting from David Proffitt, president and CEO of Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union, during the 75th anniversary celebration.
  • Conner Acuff found the celebration of the credit union to be a lot of fun.
  • Ruth Manges holds a bouquet of flowers presented to her during the 75th anniversary celebration for Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union. Ruth and her late husband Ronald were the first members at the credit union and an award is presented in his honor each year.
  • A number of Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union board members were on hand to help with the 75 year celebration. From left, front, are Franklin Robinson, Ken Jennings, Terri Lyon, Joyce Collier and Terry Jenkins; from left, back, are Larry Renfro, Don Parton, Jim Wells, Bruce Sipe, Dan Webb, Carl Guider and Bob Sowders. Not pictured are Al Gage and Terry Brown.
  • Alcoa Tenn members come in all ages, as 6-month-old Layla Huskey shows with her cute look during the 75th anniversary celebration for Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union.
  • Relaxing during the 75th anniversary celebration for the Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union are, from left, Doris Moody, Ivan Satterfield, Gail Satterfield and her granddaughter Kendell Satterfield.
  • Alcoa Tenn Foothills branch employees pose for a photo during the celebration. From left are Judy Fields, Jeri Seymore, Shirley and David Smith.
  • Liz Ashmore, left, with her mother, Gail Ashmore, enjoy themselves during the 75th anniversary for Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union.
  • Dicie Kimsey Headrick signs one of her books at The Village Tinker during the March Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Having a good time at Boyd Thomas Clothing during Last Friday Art Walk are, from left, Melissa Nance, Kay and  Sen. Doug Overbey, Mandy and Johnathan Sitzler.
  • Having a great time at Boyd Thomas Clothing during the March Last Friday Art Walk are Mandy Sitzler, James Clark, Angie Barham, Kim Slater, co-owner Marti Womac and Deborah Scully.
  • Ben Sterling and Richard Clear give a demonstration during the March Last Friday Art Walk at Clears Silat Street Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
  • Deede Edele showcases her artwork at Fine Arts Blount during the March Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Yoshi Inohara, Masumi Yunoki and Misaki Tanaka visit the art on display at The Knitting Nest during the March Last Friday Art Walk.
  • The Streamliners keep the music hot at The Capitol Theatre following the March Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Photographer Linda Waterhouse displays her work during March Last Friday Art Walk at Clears Silat Street Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
  • Out for an evening to enjoy local artwork are David Dwyer, Joyce McCroskey, Maryville Mayor Tom Taylor, Marilyn Dwyer and Nan Taylor.
  • Steve and Joni Cook look over the art work and the merchandise at Boyd Thomas Clothing during March Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Mike Adams, general manager of The Market at Washington and High, applauds as Chef Stephen Myers finishes up a cooking class at the store.
  • Ready to taste the results of their cooking lessons from Chef Stephen Myers are Natelie Kurylo and Tim O’Donnell.
  • Donna Swan and Sandy Murphy take lessons at the cooking class at The Market, courtesy of Chef Stephen Myers of the Airport Hilton and Coopers.
  • Ashley Blankenship and Jeanna Reasonover enjoy their cooking class with Chef Stephen Myers of the Airport Hilton.
  • A good crowd gathered at The Market at Washington and High to take a mini-cooking class from Chef Stephen Myers, the new chef at the Airport Hilton and Coopers.
  • Chef Stephen Myers mixes up the ingredients for an Appalachian Fish Pie using fresh products and Wexford Irish Crème Ale from The Market.
  • Chef Stephen Myers taught those gathered for the cooking class how to make this appetizer: Amuse Bouche, which is a crostini with tomato jam and smoked salmon.
  • Jason and Amy Brock show off the awards and gifts received at “Hometown Heroes.”
  • Jody McKee is congratulated for his service at the “Hometown Heroes” event at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base.
  • Colonel Timothy T. Dearing, commander of the 134th Air Refueling Wing at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, congratulates Madeline Brooks, who joined her father and family in being recognized as “Hometown Heroes.”
  • Pat Webb and his family are all smiles after their recognition for service to their country.
  • Jason Reed shakes hands with other “Hometown Heroes” gathered at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base after receiving his award.
  • Receiving thanks for their service are the Brooks family, from left, Ben and Megan Brooks with Baker and Madeline.
  • Travis Sparks, Crystal Simmons and Justin Small pose for a photograph after receiving their honors.
  • The Karnowski family gathers to congratulate Frank Karnowski for his service to this country. From left are  F.G., Chris, Tony, Cindy, Frank, and Leslie Karnowski.
  • Axel Hollowell checks out the merchandise at the Maryville Flea Market, located at 548 Foothills Mall Plaza Dr.
  • Linda Boyatt shops at a jewelry vendor at the flea market during their Grand Opening celebration in October.
  • Grooves Records vendor Denis Hooks and Chuck Bumgardner look over a Kiss poster.
  • Ron Malone stands in the midst of a warehouse full of vendors at the Maryville Flea Market.
  • Brenden Vargas and Heather Lively shop at the flea market during their Grand Opening in October.
  • Maria Hunt Wright, owner of the Maryville Flea Market, joins vendors Ronnie Miller (dressed as Elvis) and Carol Miller at the Grand Opening on Oct. 16.
  • Rosemary West checks out an item at the Maryville Flea Market.

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