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The Work of Our Hands and of Our Minds

Bishop Richard Stika blessed the new offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on Thursday. The agency moved its administrative offices to Dameron Avenue, across the street from the Knox County Health Department. It is a return to the space … Continue reading

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NFL VFL

David Douglas played in Super Bowl XXIII for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is one of several former NFL players who will attend Second Harvest Food Bank’s second annual Souper Bowl for Hunger. Many of the players, like David, are also … Continue reading

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Downtown Downton

East Tennessee PBS was one of several public television stations around the country that hosted advance screenings of the first episode of the next season of Downton Abbey. The Knoxville screening was on Sunday afternoon at Regal Cinemas Downtown West. … Continue reading

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Doing the Appy Dance

David Dwyer’s portrayal of Drosselmeyer in the Appalachian Ballet Company’s 2013 production of The Nutcracker inspired me to add some business on stage when I played the character in Oak Ridge this year. I was even more attentive to his … Continue reading

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Three B or Not Three B

A teacher in Maryville sent me an email that touched my heart. She wrote: “My name is Taylor Emerson. I’m the lead teacher and center coordinator at Blount County Birth to Three, an early intervention program for children with and without … Continue reading

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Drossel-tweeter

Although it’s not even Advent yet, I will attend the same Christmas party four times this weekend. I have the privilege of playing Herr Drosselmeyer in the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of The Nutcracker. On Saturday morning, Mona … Continue reading

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Shine a Light

The FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award honored me for my involvement with several charities. I’m happy that those non-profit organizations can receive additional attention and awareness from the publicity surrounding the award. The president of East Tennessee PBS asked me … Continue reading

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DCLA Knoxville

As stewards of the people’s airwaves, radio hosts can help publicize charitable causes and can disseminate safety information. Throughout my career, I have been blessed to be able to help others while doing what I enjoy. When not at work, … Continue reading

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Fort Night

There were many great costumes at the 4th annual Hearth Scares Ball at James White’s Fort on Friday night. My favorite, given my morbid sense of humor, was the guy dressed as Ernest Hemingway. He had converted an inflatable pool toy … Continue reading

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Friends with Words

Five local writers and one Friends of Literacy student were honored at the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame luncheon on Thursday at the Lighthouse Knoxville. The 2014 Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame inductees are: Lifetime … Continue reading

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Hall Effect

Post by Friends of Literacy. . Two of the five inductees into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame visited WNOX on Thursday, bringing the total number of honorees present to three. I interviewed Vince Vawter and David Lauver for … Continue reading

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Stride and True

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk traces its roots to an annual walk in Boston that started in 1984.  It got its name in 1993 when it expanded to other cities. The Knoxville chapter held its first … Continue reading

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Heart Knox Life

The 2014 Greater Knoxville Heart Walk drew a large crowd to World’s Fair Park on Sunday. I was the event emcee but I was also a participant. The cause is meaningful to me because, like many others, I’ve lost relatives … Continue reading

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Go Go! Gala

At the start of the fundraising gala for Go! Contemporary Dance Works, sketch artists drew pictures of the dancers. The sketches will be sold at the studio next week. The Dancetasia Gala was held Friday night at The Foundry. I … Continue reading

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