Historic Westwood shines on neighborhood tour

Susan EspirituOur Town Neighbors, West Knox County, West Knoxville

Ronnie Collins posted on Facebook some 60 pictures of a recent tour of Historic Westwood, arranged by Jennifer Montgomery. Here are three:

Nature Photographers

Joe Rentz posted: Tonight’s Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers (SANP) Image Salon was outstanding. It’s the 30th anniversary of the club and these three original members talked about the history (and maybe some tall tales). I think there were 180 outstanding prints submitted in the competition and dinner was good, too! Clay Thurston, Kendall Chiles, Jerry Whaley.

January birthdays for the Tates

Tracey Van Hook posted a birthday picture of her parents, artist and business owner Joe Tate and Lou L Tate, founder of Tate’s School in Cedar Bluff. “I could not love these two people more. Jan. 19 is my mom’s birthday! Dad’s birthday was on January 3. Happy birthday to two of the sweetest, smartest and most loving parents a girl could have!

You won’t see this on Fort Loudoun Lake

Joyce Feld’s most wonderful vacation post: We scored big time by spotting the elusive and magnificent Quetzel San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.

You’re only 105 once

Helen Akard’s 105th birthday was celebrated, as usual, with breakfast at Long’s Drugs in Bearden. Pictured are Ruth Pate, Janet Testerman Crossley, Helen Akard, Denise Jones and Maxine Szabo. Hat tip to Barbara Pelot for getting the picture to us.

Webb Middle School athletes

Webb Middle School varsity boys basketball Division I KISL Champions 2022-2023

All KISL: Javon Dirl, Trevson Derry; All Tournament: Brennan Krishnnan.


Bearden Middle School advanced art students of Mike Weininger have some 100 pieces created to honor Black History Month on exhibit at the school and at BrickYard Grill, 4928 Homberg Drive.

Allie Colleen, singer and songwriter, will perform at Open Chord Brewhouse & Stage, 8502 Kingston Pike, Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. Ticket info here.

Pick-up basketball at the J: Sundays, 10-11 a.m., Jan. 8 – Feb. 26, Caller gym at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive. Free for KJA members; $5 for non-members. Info: https://www.jewishknoxville.org/

Yoga at the J: Sundays, 10-11 a.m., through Feb. 26, Orwitz Room at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive. Free for KJA members; $5/class for non-members. Taught by Virginia Kessler, a RYT200 instructor. No experience necessary; bring your own mat, water and comfortable clothes. Info: https://www.jewishknoxville.org/

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