Hike on Presidents’ Day

Melanie StatenAnderson, Our Town Outdoors

Nothing is more refreshing than a mid-winter hike at the 260-acre UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. The UT Arboretum Society will hold a Presidents’ Day Hike on Saturday, February 18, …

Very good girls go to church

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

As daughters of the South, my sister, Judy, and I grew up in the church. When we were home in Hixson, Tennessee, we went to daddy’s Methodist Church, and during …

Tickets on sale for Flatwater Tales

Melanie StatenOur Town Outdoors

The Flatwater Tales Storytelling Festival has announced the 2023 storytellers for this year’s performances on June 2 and June 3 in Oak Ridge: Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp and the Rev. Robert B. …

Good advice from Socrates

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

Is it true, is it kind, or is it necessary? I’ve heard and read those words many times, often with a nod to Socrates and an internal earnest vow to …

Our Friend Brian

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

Dan’s retirement sawmill often brings interesting people to DanLand: Builders, Woodworkers, Woodcarvers; we see them all. A while back, we met Brian Melton. Brian carves incredible wooden busts and figures. We were …

Mildred and the bear

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

When Dan and I moved to our farm, we met neighbors Mildred and Dave Holcomb. Dave worked in Oak Ridge designing a spectrometer and Mildred, a born teacher, worked for …