Neighbor Day Planning . . . Jun, 2019

Planning activities associated with the first Neighbor Day Celebration to be held at St. James Episcopal Church (1101 N. Broadway) on Saturday, September 28th are currently in full swing. This entertaining event will celebrate the St. James ministries of service outreach to our neighbors and raise money to keep them going!  The celebration will begin with an inspirational concert, continue with a delicious dinner, and conclude
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One Cup at A Time . . . May, 2019

Our first annual Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction (sponsored by CTV) raised over $800 for the Southside WaterFronT (SWFT) neighborhood Association. This year, a total of 157 treasures were donated by community residents and local businesses throughout Knoxville to benefit 9 different neighborhood organizations. Half of the money raised for SWFT will be used to fund the purchase
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Butterfly Habitat Success . . . Apr, 2019

Last year, Drew and I helped our new Southside WaterFronT (SWFT) neighborhood association write a $3,000 grant to fund a Butterfly Habitat Project that involved the creation of six raised garden beds filled with plants to attract and nourish butterflies.  Aside from increasing the butterfly population, the purpose of the project was to increase engagement at all levels among our
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Sweet Sixteen . . . Mar, 2019

The 2019 Sweet 16 matchup between No. 2 seed Tennessee and No. 3 seed Purdue was a thriller.  Tennessee was down by 18 points at one point in the second half, but mounted a furious comeback that saw several lead changes going into the final minutes of regulation and eventually one overtime period.  Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline were incredible
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Treasure Hunt . . . Feb, 2019

Kevin is coordinating a very important collaboration between Community Television of Knoxville, the City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods.  The purpose of this effort is to promote neighbor engagement and raise money to fund neighborhood projects throughout the city.  The event is called the Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction.  Watch one of the 60-second PSAs produced to promote the
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Harmony of the Seas . . . Jan, 2019

This year Drew and I enjoyed another wonderful 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise, this time aboard the “Harmony of the Seas”.  This time, we were joined by fraternity brother and dear friend Steve, from Atlanta, as we ventured from Fort Lauderdale to ports along the eastern Caribbean Islands.  Highlights during our trip aboard the second largest cruise ship in the world
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Football Challenge . . . Dec, 2018

CongraUTlations to PaTricia and sTump for being our First Half and Second Half  Regular Season Champions, respectively.  Among the field of 47 Challengers competing this year, the following received “Challenger of the Week” honors: STLpainter, sTump, WEST TN VFL, TommyTheSwami, Smokeys Trainer, PeaceNLove, PowerT, mTN Girl, Forever Young, Missouri PV, PrinTs Andrew, SeminoleLynn, VOLkwest, and Ci-Chel.   One lucky Challenger remains
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Tennessee Cruisin’ . . . Nov, 2018

Tennessee Boat Line experienced another exciting year with new and repeat cruises aboard the Queen Priscilla, vacation stays aboard the Kokoasis and other special events on the Tennessee River.   During 2018, the KokOasis houseboat hosted over 150 guests over more than 70 nights, including an ESPN photographers seminar, 7 football weekend stays, a wedding celebration, and milestone birthday party.  The
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Wild Creature . . . Oct, 2018

It was a typical Wednesday night at approximately 5:42 pm when Kevin became suddenly aware that a wild creature had entered his condo.  Startled, he quickly engaged the assistance of Drew in an effort to subdue the creature and render it harmless to anyone, including itself.  Kevin’s long legs and long arms proved to be essential in the rapid capture
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Tailgating, Sailgating, Neylgating . . . Sep, 2018

First there was “tailgating” – the social activity that takes place around the open tailgate of a vehicles in parking lots before Tennessee football games.  It often involves grilling meats and sharing all kinds of other foods provided by other fans, playing competitive games, enjoying music, and consuming beverages of all kinds.  Next, came “sailgating” which involves similar activities to
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Remembering Noreen . . . Aug, 2018

The second to the youngest child in a family of 7 children, Kevin grew up with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Naturally, as a young boy, he was closest to the two siblings who were nearest to him in age. Kevin loved his “little” brother Danny, who was usually his “partner in crime”.  However, from one day to the next
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Get Defensive . . . Jul, 2018

Jeremy Pruitt has never been a head football coach, but he has played significant roles on several national championship teams. He was Alabama’s director of player development when it won the 2009 national title. He coached Alabama’s defensive backs on their 2011 and 2012 teams when they each won national titles. In 2013, he was defensive coordinator at Florida State
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Give Him Six . . . Jun, 2018

Legendary “Voice of the Vols” John Ward passed away this month at the age of 88.  So many of us cut our teeth as Vol fans by listening to John on the radio while we watched the games on muted TVs, or listened to him through our headsets while we attended the games in Neyland Stadium.  His broadcast added a
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Got Butterflies? . . . May, 2018

For most of us, butterflies conjure up images of sunshine, flowery meadows, and summer gardens teaming with life, but did you know butterflies and moths are also indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems?  A recently published report by Butterfly and Moths of North America (June 16, 2018) identified more than 80 different species of butterflies in Knox County. Did you know that there
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Pizza to Plaza . . . Apr, 2018

This year Kevin celebrates 20 years at Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) – longer than the combined 15 years he spent in the hospitality industry.  His career in multi-unit restaurant management was rewarding in many ways, providing enormous experience in all phases of business management.  Today, Kevin enjoys applying those skills to help local residents, government and community groups produce
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KokOasis Madness Challenge . . . Mar, 2018

The Villanova Wildcats are the 2018 NCAA Basketball Champions and our KokOasis Madness Challenge has finally come to an end! CongraUTlations to the following Cash Prize Winners: STLGolfer – Madness Champion – 368 pts coach – Madness Runner Up – 348 pts STLPainter – Third Place Finisher – 344 pts BARNEStorm – Fourth Place Finisher – 335 pts NiTTany –
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