Thank You for Your Service: A Salute to Knoxville’s Veterans

Laura Bower Events, Giving Back, Local History, Local Living, Popular 8 Comments

On the spur of the moment, I decided to attend the Veterans Day program at the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery this year. Although I drive by the solemn rows of tombstones every day, I’d never ventured up the hill to the octagonal structure at the top. This year, in the wake …

jAVERDE, Delicious Locally Brewed Coffee with a National Mission

Nicole VanScoten Denton Business, Giving Back, Local Flavor 5 Comments

If you haven’t yet tried jAVERDE coffee yet, I promise you you’re missing out! Brewed locally in Powell, jAVERDE has a ton of flavors to satisfy any coffee lover’s taste-buds. With names like CocoJo, Mahalo Mocha, Shell Shock, Blarney Moo, Dreamsipple, Munky Chow, Johnny Zappleseed, Jav-O-Lantern, Strawdairy Surprise, and many …

First Friday Five: Knoxville Area American Red Cross

Leslie Bowden First Friday Five, Giving Back 0 Comments

As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the Knoxville chapter of the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five …

Knoxville Twestival to Bring Social Media & Charity Together

Nicole VanScoten Denton Events, Giving Back, Social Networking 3 Comments

If you live in Knoxville or plan to visit the area on Thursday, September 10, I encourage you all to check out Knoxville Twestival! Knoxville Twestival is part of a charitable event taking place in communities all around the world. Twestival uses the power of the local Twitterverse to encourage …

First Friday Five: Helen Ross McNabb Center

Leslie Bowden First Friday Five 0 Comments

The Helen Ross McNabb Center has served numerous needs in the Knoxville community since 1948. Current services include mental health care for adults, addiction and recovery programs and foster care services. Recently, The Helen Ross McNabb Center announced a fund-raising drive to construct 32 homeless and special needs housing units …