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Wild Vine

Zoo Knoxville and Rhizome Productions recently hosted the inaugural Wild Vine, featuring over 70 red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. Samples of craft beer and spirits were also available on this liquid safari throughout the zoo.

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Southern Tequila and Taco Festival

Around 2,000 guests attended the recent Southern Tequila and Taco Festival in Farragut. Attendees sampled tequilas, margaritas, mezcals and beer, enjoyed food from area restaurants serving tacos and other specialty dishes and listened to John Stone and the Trailer Park All Stars.

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State of the City Address

Approximately 700 people gathered recently to hear Mayor Madeline Rogero deliverer her eighth and final State of the City Address at the James White Parkway terminus in South Knoxville, where construction will soon begin on a $10 million Urban Wilderness Gateway Park.

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Spirit Awards

The Helen Ross McNabb Center recently recognized Adam and Jenny Brock and Wes and Liz Stowers at the Spirit Award Dinner held at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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Get Served

Volley4Life recently hosted Get Served at the Southern Railway Station in downtown Knoxville. The beer tasting event featured over 50 beer tasting selections, food trucks, silent and live auction and 50/50 raffles.

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A Stylish Renovation

The 18 month renovation at Brian DeBusk’s 11, 200 square foot west Knoxville home is nearing completion.

“It needed a facelift in a big way,” he said.

The project, which involved changing “every wall, every floor, every ceiling,” transformed the home from a traditional house with old world decor to a more open plan with contemporary style, industrial touches and a warm masculine feel.

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VIProfile: Dr. Malcom Foster

Dr. Malcolm Foster, Director of Cardiovascular Research at Tennova Healthcare, came to Knoxville to work at Baptist Hospital, which had “the biggest heart program in the city.” “I was given one nurse for a year,” he said. “We now have five full time nurse research coordinators, and we’ve done over 100 clinical trials.”

Keeping it in the Family

Sense of pride. Mutual respect. Shared values. Trust. Collaboration. These themes emerged in all our conversations with the parents and offspring featured in this story about local family-owned businesses. No one regrets the decision to “keep it in the family.” They have all found strength in working together to grow the family enterprise...

Money Minders

John Bailey Company

From Farragut High School, down to college at Ole Miss, over to an insurance company headquartered in Denver, Brandon Clarke has made his way around the country, eventually coming full circle. Moving back to Knoxville in 2005, he partnered with his dad, John Clarke, who purchased John Bailey Company in 1997....

Money Minders

David Jones, CFP®

David Jones is currently a Financial Planner for Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Starting as a runner at TIS Insurance Services at the age of 16, he went on to intern at UBS Financial Services his junior year of college, ultimately working in Private Placement and Alternative Investments...

People & Places

Jacobi Opens New Location

West Knoxville’s newest Chickfil- A location is now open for business. Operator David Jacobiawarded prizes to 100 “campers” following a 12-hour campout lasting from 6 pm-6 am. The promotion initially had over 180 participants, so a drawing was held to determine 100 campers and 10 alternates.

June Issue

Editor's Letter

“Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.” I think I first learned those lyrics at a Brownie Scouts meeting circa 1962, but they ring true. Once a year on the first weekend in June, I return to “The Mountain” to spend time with former classmates at St. Andrew’s School--now St. Andrew’s- Sewanee School--an Episcopal boarding school in Sewanee, TN.

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June 28, 2019

Christopher J. Calderhead started Captured Eye Photography in 1998. He is an old soul and enjoys turning ideas from concept, to composition, and then capturing them at just the right moment on film.


June 28, 2019

The Tennessee Sheiks is a Knoxville-based band, formed in 2005, that performs and eclectic blend of swing, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, alt-country, and blues, with a few Appalachian murder ballads tossed in for extra fun.


June 29, 2019

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more.