Chris remembers his friend Alvin Frye

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Last month I bought two full sets of tires. The experience was fine. I got good service and four round, black tires for each vehicle. However, the experience made me …

Don’t forget to give yourself a gift

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Our two grand downtown entertainment venues – the Bijou and Tennessee theaters – are working overtime to spread holiday cheer this month. So be sure to take a break from …

Christmas trees evoke nostalgia for Robin

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Nostalgia.
A nostalgic scene for many, the Christmas tree lot of a local garden center takes us to a happy place. The air is crisp with sticky sweet balsam, the lights …

Harrill finds ‘Light’ working on home turf

Betsy PickleArts 865

Knoxville-based filmmaker Paul Harrill values local talent and tries to use area cast and crew whenever possible. But on his new feature film, “Light From Light,” which opens Friday at …

Count your many blessings

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It’s Thanksgiving, the day Americans set aside to celebrate food, family and friendship for a few hours before racing to get the jump on Black Friday sales.
It wasn’t always that …

Cove fence in the morning stillness

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Any time you make the effort to be one of the first people into Cades Cove, it is worthwhile. The quiet, the wildlife, morning fog or, in this case, the …

Winnowing

Christopher RobinArts 865

In an agrarian society, fall is the time for the hard work of harvesting, drying and storing crops for winter consumption. It is also a time to celebrate the season’s …