Town OKs beer for Dog Daze @ Village Green

Sandra ClarkFarragut

Dog Daze @Village Green is coming to Farragut. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen granted a 5-day beer permit to the Farragut Business Alliance for what executive director Stephen Krempasky calls “a three-day festival of fun, food, shopping and competition.

Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Ricki’s Pet Depot have teamed to bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of DockDogs International to the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot Friday-Sunday, Sept. 15-17.

TDS Telecom is the presenting sponsor, aided by First Utility District, which will provide over 27,000 gallons of fresh Tennessee River water to fill the pool for the weekend.

“Sounds like fun,” said Mayor Ralph McGill as the board waived the $100 application fee and approved Krempasky’s request.

Also on Aug. 10, the board rezoned 18.65 acres on Kingston Pike at S. Watt Road to PCD – planned commercial district. Mark Bialik of GBS Engineering presented plans for a mixed-use development with residential, retail and space for a “big box” grocery. He had revised plans on second reading, and the vote passed without discussion.

The board voted to buy two pickup trucks, a new backhoe and an exhibit case for the town museum.

  • The town is seeking a youth member for several town committees: arts, museum, education relations and visual resources. Openings are expected in January for committees: economic development, parks and athletics, planning commission and storm water advisory. Info: Jennifer Hatmaker at [email protected] or 218-3363.
  • The museum will open on two weekends as time runs out to view “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science,” a touring exhibit on native communities including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The museum will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 12, with a take-home craft for kids. The final date to view the exhibit is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays with free admission. Info: Julia Barham at [email protected] or 966-7057.

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