Tennova Family Y is open for business

Sandra ClarkOur Town Neighbors, Powell

The former Tennova Health & Fitness Center, 7540 Dannaher Dr. off Emory Road near the hospital, has reopened as Tennova Family Y. It is now managed by the YMCA of East Tennessee and is available for use by Y members and guests.

On Saturday, Jan. 7, the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held from 10-10:30 a.m. and then the Y will open special hours from 10:30 to 6 p.m. for a day of fun and activities. Throughout the day, events include:

  • Facility tours (no join fee in January)
  • Free rock climbing by River Sports Outfitters
  • Group exercise class demonstrations, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Pickleball games and demonstrations
  • Family swim
  • Free chair massages by Tennova Family Y licensed massage therapists

Community partners will be on-site providing:

  • Health screenings by Tennova Healthcare System providers
  • Coffee by Mahalo Coffee
  • Samples and product discounts from Clean Eatz and Eddie’s Health Shoppe
GoFundMe set for Tony “Little” Phillips family

Cody Phillips has announced the “tragic loss of our dear friend Tony (Little) Phillips of Knoxville” and created a GoFundMe account to help pay for final expenses. He and his father, Big Tony, were active in TX2K racing. Big Tony won the recent Toyota Supra “Six Pack” with a record-setting time.

The father/son duo won the World Cup Finals Championship in November 2022.

Little Tony was a youth sports coach, working with football and baseball players. He and wife Savannah had two children: Brayden and Mila.

Cody Phillips wrote a powerful message on GoFundMe and topped it with a $2,500 donation. Within 15 hours on Monday, Jan. 2, the fund had reached $22,281 of its $30,000 goal with 109 donations.

Two donations came in from the time I started typing this blog until I finished. GoFundMe is a quick and efficient method of fundraising.


Tony Vitello

PBPA Banquet will be Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $60. UT baseball coach Tony Vitello is the speaker; Powell’s Man, Woman and Businessperson of the Year will be announced. Info: Dr. Don Wegener at [email protected] or Jeff Bagwell at [email protected]

Kiwanis Club of Northside Knoxville meets every Wednesday noon-1 p.m. at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Info here.

Text your announcement to 865-661-8777. No charge. It’s what we do!

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