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Bridles and Blue Jeans

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) hosted its annual Bridles and Blue Jeans recently. The event featured both silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, DJ, photo booth, as well as everyone being able to meet Mater, Apache, Dagur, Sampson and the entire herd during the cocktail hour.

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This year marked the 35th annual Zoofari. This year’s theme was “Color in the Wild, an Evening in White.” The theme was in honor of the colorful animals in one of the newest exhibits to Zoo Knoxville, the Clayton Family Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Campus.

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Kick-Off to Summer

The Knoxville Museum of Art hosted a “Kick-Off to Summer” party to benefit the museum’s operations and educational programs. Guests were invited to dance the night away to the tunes of the 12-piece party band Universal Crush...

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The Hobbit House: Destiny and a Dream Led Allan and Janey Willoughby to Their English Cottage

In the five years between the time Allan and Janey Willoughby first saw their home in 2013 and purchased it in 2018, the couple found themselves continually drawn to the two-story 2280 square foot English-style cottage in Bearden.

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VIProfile: Joan Cronan

One of the first things you notice about Joan Cronan is her warm smile. The second thing is an air of determination. Cronan traces her determination to an early disappointment that shaped her life and career. At the age of 12 she tried out for Little League baseball and was not allowed to play with the boys...

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.

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June/July Issue

Editor's Letter

My whole life summer has been a time for adventure. It has been a time to try new things, to meet new people and to have some fun. Growing up I had my mother to thank for that. She always ensured that I had the confidence to try new things and to be unafraid. Living in Knoxville I have always been known as Gay and Bill’s daughter...

Good News

Robin Harp Joins Firstbank

Robin Harp has joined FirstBank as a relationship manager in the Knoxville market. A long-time resident of Knoxville, Harp has years of experience working within local banks, and will be a strong addition to FirstBank’s community centered approach to banking.

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Monsters Made With Love

Knoxville Marble City Dentistry & Facial Esthetics partnered with Laurie Kay of Monsters Made with Love to host a First Friday art showcase that featured a selection of monsters created by local artists and artisans. In addition to their own interpretations of monsters, each one has created a fleece monster from one of Kay’s monster kits. 

Upcoming Events


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July 5, 2022

Location: Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

Start time: 5:00 pm


July 8-9, 2022

Location: West End Shopping Center

Start time: 2:00 pm


July 8-9, 2022

Location: Friends of Knox County Public Library 

Start time: 10:00 am