Love Vine at peak bloom

Tom HarringtonOur Town Outdoors

Wildflower Report – Middle Prong Trail (B-E) – 16 August 2023 

Crimson Bee Balm – Few – Past peak bloom (about gone).
Doll Eyes – Some – Berries
Heal All – Some – …

Travis Wegener fund buys exercise equipment

Sandra ClarkOur Town Outdoors

Sixteen commercial-grade pieces of exercise equipment have been purchased and shipped to Knox County for installation at Powell Station Park.
Dr. Don Wegener said by putting the equipment near the playground …

Can we prevent summer blackouts?

Anne BrockOur Town Outdoors

Being prepared to stay cool despite summer’s extreme heat involves lots of advance planning by entire communities as well as businesses and local utilities. What will it take to avoid …

Queen Anne’s Lace at peak bloom

Tom HarringtonOur Town Outdoors

Wildflower report – Old Sugarlands Trail (B to Bull Head Trail) – 7 August 2023 

Asiatic Day Flower – Few – At peak bloom (small but beautiful).
Daisy Fleabane – Some – …

Poetry, art and spies

Cindy ArpOur Town Outdoors

When I was a little girl, I always looked forward to what we called Decoration Day. Mother and Granny would spend all day cooking and picking flowers and the next …

Butterfly Festival returns

Melanie StatenOur Town Outdoors

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present its eighth annual Butterfly Festival on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding …

Energy efficiency workshop August 19

Anne BrockOur Town Outdoors

Is your church committee looking for ways to cut heating and cooling costs each month? Does your church mission need additional funds? What could your nonprofit do with extra dollars …