Fuel funding for United Way during Pilot Pumpers

Local celebrities to greet Pilot customers during three-day event Pull into a local Pilot, let a celebrity pump the gas and help the United Way of Greater Knoxville improve the lives of people in your community. Dozens of Knoxville celebrities, including media personalities, University of Tennessee coaches and elected officials, will pump gas for Pilot customers during the 25th annual … Read More

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon awards $18,000 in grants through Community Contribution Program

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon presented $18,000 in grants to five local organizations to support healthy living in East Tennessee. Grant recipients include the YWCA Knoxville, The Muse Knoxville, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, Knox County Schools and Sunshine Ambassadors. “This year we are supporting five local programs that will make a positive impact on the overall health of our community,” Covenant … Read More

Former Vols host ‘chalk talks’ at THE TENNESSEAN Hotel

Former Vol players are hosting Chalk Talk sessions each home game weekend throughout the 2017 Tennessee football season at THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel. The hour-long sessions on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. offer attendees an intimate setting to discuss Tennessee football and gain insight and pre-game analysis from former players. The sessions are held in the boardroom of … Read More

KCDC announces $33.1 million in improvements to three properties

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) recently approved a $33.1 million rehabilitation initiative at three affordable housing properties. In total, 705 units at Lonsdale Homes, North Ridge Crossing and The Vista at Summit Hill will undergo significant improvements with an emphasis on energy efficiency and quality of life for residents. The plans include better insulation, LED lighting, energy-efficient appliances, plumbing repairs, … Read More

Asbury Place offers free session with nationally recognized senior living expert, author

Brad Breeding to provide retirement planning strategies and guidance Brad Breeding, a nationally recognized senior living expert and author of “What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities?” is coming to Asbury Place Continuing Care Retirement Community in October to provide free retirement planning strategies and guidance. In Kingsport, the event takes place at Asbury Place’s Baysmont campus, 100 Netherland Lane, on … Read More

KSO Chamber Classics Series Kicks off with Frankenstein Sunday, Oct. 1

Aram Demirjian conducts humorous music with spooky, sing-song narrative The KSO Chamber Classics Series begins in two weeks with music of Prokofiev, Gruber, and Haydn. This performance will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre. This series is presented with support from the Aslan Foundation and is sponsored by UT Federal Credit Union. … Read More

KSO Presents Q Series at The Square Room: concert and lunch for $20!

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents six lunchtime performances at The Square Room in downtown Knoxville featuring one or more KSO ensembles. The first Q Series performance is Wednesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. at The Square Room. This series is presented with support from the Aslan Foundation. Patrons are encouraged to purchase the Q Series season for just $100; single … Read More

KCDC awarded $11 million in tax credits for Five Points Phase 3 revitalization

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) recently announced that Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has been awarded $1.1 million in annual tax credits over a 10-year period, a total of $11 million, for the continued development of affordable housing in the Five Points community. “The revitalization of Five Points with a focus on affordable housing, community spaces and safe neighborhoods … Read More

KCDC Procurement Director Terry McKee earns national recognition

Terry McKee, the procurement director for Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC), has been named the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s (NIGP) 2017 Manager of the Year. The award was presented to McKee at the organization’s annual forum in Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 1944, the NIGP develops, supports and promotes public procurement professionals through educational and research programs, technical … Read More

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs announces plans to serve more veterans in need on 9/11

$500,000 capital campaign seeks public’s assistance to fund new service dog training facility On Monday, Sept. 11, Smoky Mountain Service Dogs announced plans to serve more veterans in need through a capital campaign called: “More Wags for Warriors.” The name, “More Wags for Warriors,” represents how the funds raised will allow the organization to double the number of veterans helped … Read More