City officials set open house on issues

Susan EspirituOur Town Neighbors, South Knox

City of Knoxville officials will meet with South Knox residents on Monday, Feb. 13, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Avenue. Details here. Projects to be addressed include:

  • Sevier Avenue streetscapes
  • South Waterfront Form-Based Code
  • Urban Wilderness Gateway Park
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge across the Tennessee River
You are a weirdo podcast

Doug Sofer

Dr. Doug Sofer, Maryville College history teacher, has launched a podcast,  You Are A Weirdo He says it’s about “how history helps you understand the strangeness of now.”

And he has an interesting take on liberal arts, “the things people need to know to be free.” The word “liberal” doesn’t refer to a political doctrine in this case, he says. “It’s connected to the word ‘liberate.’ To be a free person means you’re able to stand on your own two feet intellectually.” More here.

You reckon?

“But I thought it said Alligator Crossing,” said the gator. This funny post is from Nick Pavlis.


East Tennessee Veterans Self-Love and Mindfulness workshop, Saturday, Feb. 18, 9-11 a.m. inside the SPARK building, 116 Childress Street. Come at 9 a.m. for refreshments and gentle movement; from 9:30 to 10 a.m., fast-paced workshop led by Jonathan Clark; 10-11 a.m., create a fleece heart filled with love, led by Laurie Kay. $30 per veteran. Info: Navy vet Norita Cruz, 865-585-3280.

2023 John Sevier Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournament, set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at noon at John Sevier pickleball courts. Registration closes Feb. 11. Email [email protected]

9U sandlot baseball tryouts. Players cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2023. Contact Mark Elliott at 865-679-7563.

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