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Dancing with the Stars

Supporters of Kingdom Design Ministries gathered at the Airport Hilton for a friendly Dancing with the Stars competition. The 2021 theme was “Let There Be Light,” which was carried out by complementary glow lights and jewelry as well as light-up ice cubes in cocktails...

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50th Celebration

The Museum of Appalachia was the perfect backdrop for the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s 50th anniversary celebration. Guests gathered to listen to musicians perform Americana, folk and traditional Appalachian music while perusing a silent auction of locally handmade items...

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Volunteer Work Day

On Volunteer Work Day, a long-standing tradition at Tremont Institute, dozens of volunteers helped split wood for fireside programming, repaired mist nets for Tremont’s bird banding population studies, winterized facilities where program participants stay overnight...

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Art House Member Appreciation Party

The Art House member-only event recently hosted at Knoxville Museum of Art was a thank you for members’ support. Guests enjoyed food, beverages and live music by Milkshake Fatty.

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Cheers to Three Years!

Clients and vendors were invited to celebrate three years of business at an open house at the Knox Cabinet Company in Maryville. Attendees enjoyed CJ’s Tacos food truck, signature skinny jalapeno margaritas, gift bags, dancing and music.

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Starry Night

Guests at Starry Night enjoyed a formal dinner, silent auction and music by The Dogwood Strings Trio. The event was the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance’s only inperson fundraiser this year.

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Family Christmas: The Taylors are Ready for Santa

Lynn Taylor described the home she shares with husband Mark, their four children--Hudson, Brody, Vivienne and Penn--and two dogs as “a constant revolving door, always very lively.”

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VIProfile: Abby Ham

Abby Ham, co-anchor of “10 News Today” on WBIR along with Heather Waliga, who replaced Ham’s long-time co-anchor Russell Biven, is not a native, but she has lived in Knoxville longer than she’s lived anywhere else.

Throwing the Plates

When you throw a lump of clay on a potter’s wheel, the possibilities are many. What comes off the wheel depends on the ability and vision of the artist. Leanne Moe McQueen, artist and owner of Studio 212 Arts and McQueen Pottery, knows that not much coming off that wheel will bring success without a blending of art and practicality.

December/January Issue

Editor's Letter

As we’ve gotten older, Christmases at our home have gotten smaller--and quieter.

I don’t dwell on the fact that Bill and I have no grandchildren. We’re definitely “of age,” and so are all of our offspring, but it just has not happened. Recently a guest at a dinner party asked me how many grandchildren we have, and I answered, “Well, none, actually--and I’m not sure we ever will.” And that’s OK.

Good News

Carmichael Earns Prestigious Alumni Award

Moxley Carmichael President Alan Carmichael has received the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information’s most prestigious alumni award for notable contributions in the field of communication and information.

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Ole Smoky Distillery Donates Funds

Friends of the Smokies, an official nonprofit partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, received a $50,000 donation from Ole Smoky Distillery from the sale of their signature Friends Blackberry Moonshine.

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First Horizon Foundation Recognized

First Horizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of First Horizon, was recognized recently by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Smoky Mountain Chapter with its Outstanding Foundation award. 

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