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Hope Gala

“Passport to Hope” was the theme chosen for American Cancer Society’s annual Knoxville Hope Gala held at The Press Room. There was a silent auction and elevated cocktail hour with popular appetizers and drinks from around the world.

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Green Thumb Gala

Guests gathered on the lawn of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum for the 14th annual Green Thumb Gala. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and dinner al fresco, as well as a silent auction with many garden-themed items.

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Jazz, Baby!

Jazz, Baby! was held at the Foundry on the World’s Fair campus and included a wine pull, dinner, jazz music and a live auction. In addition, attendees were introduced by emcee Abby Ham to inspiring stories of children with special needs...

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Our Forever Home: The Maddox Family Took a Tour of Knoxville

The Maddox Family knows their way around Knoxville. The family of three, Amanda, Josh and daughter Stella Grace, have lived in Fountain City, Sequoyah Hills, the Regas Building in downtown and are currently residents in the Westmoreland Heights neighborhood. And, they claim, they are here forever. 

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VIProfile: Peyton Baxter

Hey y’all, meet Peyton Baxter. She’s a VFL, a Powell gal, a former UT cheerleader, wife and mother. She also knows a thing or three about NIL.

Throughout her college years, Peyton studied retail and consumer science with a minor in business. During her time in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, she also discovered a love of blogging about her favorite subjects.

Still Kickin' After 75 Years

Funded in 1947 as a women’s service club, the Akima Club of Knoxville provides volunteer hours and financial support to numerous Knoxville agencies. Members earn “points” for their community service; the financial support comes from Akima Cabaret, a light-hearted, entertaining show held every other year.

November Issue

Publisher's Letter

If we needed a reminder of the season that is upon us, mother nature provided it with the return of cold weather! There is no greater time in East Tennessee than fall with the beautiful colors that welcome thousands of visitors to the mountains, but we now transition into the holiday season.

People and Places

9th Annual Rocky Hill Christmas Parade & Festival Returns on December 2nd

One of Knoxville's most eagerly anticipated holiday events, the Annual Rocky Hill Christmas Parade, is back to spread joy and fun on Saturday, December 2nd. This beloved tradition will kick off the holiday season with a dazzling display of lights, music, and community spirit- sure to delight attendees of all ages.

Good News

Blessing of the Pets at ESK

Hundreds of pets receive blessings from clergy members each year here at the Episcopal School of Knoxville. This year, on October 4th, we saw a wide range of pets including dogs, cats, chickens, horses, snakes and rats.

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Covenant Health Chief Nursing Officer Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review

Debbi Honey, RN, was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “153 Hospital and Health System Chief Nursing Officers to Know.” Honey has served as senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Covenant Health since October 2017.

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