Alive and Well

Hailing from Chicago as a pioneer of the West Side Blues sound, Buddy Guy is characterized by his electrifying blues performances.  His story began in a small town in Louisiana, but in 1957 he realized his sound was too big for…

Northshore Parks

Approximately a half mile past the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway begins a series of Knox County parks that provide access to the bountiful recreational opportunities on Fort Loudon Lake. On both land and water,…

Karly Stribling

Karly Stribling’s business, Soil & Steel, started as a half gardening/half metalwork business, has grown into mostly metalworking and sculpture business. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she attended DuPont Manual Magnet…

Hon. J. Douglas Overbey

On November 21, 2017, Doug Overbey began his role as a United States Attorney. He represents the 94th federal district of the U.S. and by extension, the interests of the federal government in East Tennessee. He enforces laws enacted by…

Boozy Brunch

A portmanteau (French for suitcase) word that folds together breakfast and lunch, brunch has become a way to celebrate a spirited Saturday or Sunday. (Or both!) Featuring the best of breakfast and lunch fare, alongside a cocktail—often a…

On the Trail Again

As the weather warms up, it's hard to make excuses  for not getting up off the couch and getting outdoors. Personally, I’ve explored the Smoky Mountains and other Tennessee State Parks, but I often neglect the local trails just a few…

Lakeside Dining

Knoxville area rivers offer lakeside scenery unrivaled by any in the surrounding counties. Such locations make for beautiful dining backdrops that accentuate an afternoon or evening of dining al fresco, whether eating fresh fish and…

East Tennessee Whitewater

Some of the best whitewater in the country is right here in East Tennessee. Indeed, four great rivers for whitewater adventures are easy day trips from Knoxville. The Pigeon River near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge; The Ocoee River east of…

Wildflowers in the Smokies

A short drive from Knoxville, the Smoky Mountains boasts one of the most beautiful and natural wildflower displays in the Eastern United States. Unsure of which trails to wander?  Join the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Great Smoky…