County departments gear up for fall

Mike DonilaFun Outdoors

The New Harvest Park Farmers Market wrapped up last week. We had a pretty successful year but opted to keep it fairly low key with no major events, like the …

Busy week for county crews

Mike DonilaFun Outdoors, Karns

It was a busy week for the Knox County Parks and Recreation crews and they even got some help from local volunteers.
The rugby community – including the University of Tennessee …

Five small ways to help backyard birds

Karin BeuerleinFun Outdoors

It doesn’t necessarily take a big habitat project to attract more birds to your backyard. Small steps count, too, and can be a good way to start if you’re new to backyard …

Musings During an October Stroll

Nick Della VolpeFun Outdoors, Inside 640

I love waking to a morning chill,
bathed by breezes announcing Fall.
Sultry summer heat … gone!
mosquitos … gone!
Cool winds lift the shroud over
the distant Smoky Mountains.
The morning walk, slower these days,
invigorates …