Party time ahead

Sandra ClarkOur Town Outdoors

Hat tip to Terry Turner and his team at All Occasions Party Rentals for extraordinary setup and organization of tailgate parties for UT home games. Tables, chairs, tents. First class …

Tales of homeless cats and one dog

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

During my father’s army days, he was trained in veterinary work, a fact well-known within the community. Sick, unwanted animals were frequently dropped off in our yard. Daddy would treat …

Solar atop rec center to save expenses

Anne BrockOur Town Outdoors

Public spaces, particularly rooftops, are increasingly helping cut utility costs for municipalities seeking sustainability goals. Knoxville’s Cal Johnson Recreation Center is one of the most recent examples of this in …

Eager: Why beavers matter

Melanie StatenOur Town Outdoors

Our modern conception of a healthy ecosystem is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once eliminated millions of beavers from North America’s waterways, according to award-winning environmental journalist, Ben …

Wild Golden Glow found near trailhead

Tom HarringtonOur Town Outdoors

Wildflower Report – West Prong Trail (B-E) – 11 September 2023

Blue/purple Asters – Few – Just starting to bloom.
Cardinal Flower – (8) – Beside the parking lot at the trailhead.
Erect …