Lifestyles

Donate to Cold Families with KUB

With the cold winter months ahead, many families will struggle with the cost of heating their homes. Through Project Help, community donations provide emergency heating assistance to those in need due to job loss, illness, injury or disability, as well as seniors struggling with the rising cost of living. ““Each[Read More…]

Jan 15, 2018 Lifestyles

Savvy Senior: What to do when a Loved One Dies

Dear Savvy Senior, This may seem like a strange question, but can you tell me what steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 80-year-old father has a terminal illness, and I would like to find out what I will need to do when he passes. Only[Read More…]

Jan 15, 2018 Lifestyles

Misconceptions of Home Ownership

By: Michele Karl, Broker If you saw my last article, you learned that there were quite a few misconceptions about homeownership that could actually end up costing you quiet a bit of money and time. Whether you are buying a house with my help or maintaining the one you already[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 Lifestyles

How to Recycle Christmas Decorations

A fresh-cut Christmas tree is a holiday delight, but what do celebrators do when the decorations come down? According to the City of Knoxville, the best option for used Christmas trees is to recycle them. Residents of Knoxville may place their bare trees at the curb for pick-up by Public[Read More…]

Dec 25, 2017 Lifestyles
Is a Puppy a Good Holiday Gift?

Is a Puppy a Good Holiday Gift?

SUBMITTED BY: TURFMUTT AND OPEI Are you in it for the long-haul? Cute little puppies grow into bigger dogs that sometimes shed, slobber and have accidents in the house. They need regular exercise throughout their life. Also, you’ll need to get your pet spayed or neutered, and there are annual[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Lifestyles

Tennova Healthcare Offers Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shopping

SUBMITTED BY: TENNOVA HEALTHCARE According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 174,000 toy-related injuries treated in ERs across the country in 2016, and seven tragic, toy-related deaths of children younger than age 15. “Over the past few years, riding toys—and specifically non-motorized scooters—have been the[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Lifestyles

Gingersnap Popcorn Recipe

The Holiday season is often full of delicious treats. This year, The Popcorn Board is offering an idea for something a little different. The ingredients for Gingersnap Popcorn are: -2 quarts popped popcorn -Butter flavored cooking spray -1/3 cup granulated sugar substitute -2 teaspoons ground ginger -1/2 teaspoon freshly ground[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Lifestyles
Winter Storm Safety Tips for Pets

Winter Storm Safety Tips for Pets

Lucky the TurfMutt is a former street dog who spent cold days and nights without a home before he was rescued by Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). Now, Lucky has a warm bed to sleep in and a new mission – to teach[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Lifestyles

Savvy Senior: Dividing Up Belongings Peacefully

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to distribute my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone without causing hard feelings or conflict? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and three grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. Planning Ahead Dear[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Lifestyles
PEZ Dispensers: Plastic Gold

PEZ Dispensers: Plastic Gold

BY: VICTORIA OSBORNE Of all the toys collected PEZS, German for Pfefferminz (peppermint) has one of the most unique histories in toy collecting. Invented by Edward Haas III in 1927 in Vienna, Austria, by taking the letters ‘p’, ‘e’, ‘z’ from the German word to get the candy’s name PEZ.[Read More…]

Dec 7, 2017 Lifestyles