KSO to perform four community concerts across East Tennessee in May

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present a series of family-friendly community concerts this May, including a special performance in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair. “The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to reach East Tennessee audiences of all ages by providing excellence in musical performance,” says Mario Lopez, KSO Director of Education and Community Partnerships. “We … Read More

Webb School dedicates new Governor’s Center for Innovation

Center offers entrepreneurship classes, maker spaces and STEM programs for community. Webb School of Knoxville administrators and community leaders officially dedicated this week the 4,500-square-foot Governor’s Center for Innovation, which is named after Webb School alum and former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The center offers cutting-edge spaces to guide students through the cycle of innovation from theory to practical application. … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League earns inaugural Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) has announced the recipients of its first “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge, and the Knoxville Area Urban League earned $27,000 for its efforts to empower East Tennesseans with opportunities to earn. Initiated in 2021, the Global Impact Challenge grant program will award up to $25 million in grant funding over the next five years … Read More

Abandoned dog that captured Knoxville’s heart succumbs to illness

Young-Williams Animal Center announced today that Bridget, the female dog recently found on Jenkins Road by Knoxville Police Department Animal Control officers, passed away on March 15. Despite the two-week effort by a team of veterinarians, specialists and staff to save her life, Bridget’s health took a turn for the worse Tuesday, and she succumbed to her illness. “We’re deeply … Read More

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra unveils ‘feast for the ears’ in 2022-23 season

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 season marks a new and exciting year filled with timeless classics, debut performances, eclectic repertoire and renowned guest artists. Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased at knoxvillesymphony.com at any time or by calling 865-291-3310 on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Current subscribers can retain their seats if they renew by April 30. … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League to hire 20 community health navigators with national funding to bolster vaccination rates

The Knoxville Area Urban League will be able to hire 20 community health navigators after being awarded funding with five other National Urban League affiliates to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Other affiliates that received funds are in Houston, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and St. Louis, Missouri. The Knoxville affiliate, … Read More

Beating the Freeze: Extreme Cold Can Harm Smart Devices

With temperatures dropping at a record rate and interest in outdoor winter activities heightening due to the pandemic, UScellular wants to inform the public of the potential impact extreme cold temperatures can have on smartphones. According to the wireless carrier, it is the lithium-ion batteries in smartphones and other connected devices that often create an issue in cold temperatures. Lithium-ion … Read More

Voting Begins in UScellular’s Seventh Annual Black History Month Art Contest

Voting is now open in UScellular’s Seventh Annual Black History Month Art Contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region. Voting is available online, and the East Tennessee community can go here to vote for their favorite piece of original art. This year, UScellular introduced an exciting … Read More