Entertainment

Ijams Hosts Hike for Public on the South Loop Trail

The Ijams Nature Center will lead hikers into the Urban wilderness once again July 30 with a hike into South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness The Urban Wilderness series of hikes helps residents explore a variety of trails around Ijams Nature Center and South Knoxville while enjoying beautiful warm weather and scenic[Read More...]

July 23, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, News, South Knox
Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

When Elise Eustice realized she was about to turn 40 she decided, like many people, to do something special to commemorate it. Unlike many people, however, Eustice decided she was going to hike every mile of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in one year while maintaining a full-time[Read More...]

Maryville Announces Final Foothills Fall Festival

Maryville Announces Final Foothills Fall Festival

After 15 successful years, the City of Maryville has announced this year’s Foothills Fall Festival will be the final year of the festival. This year music superstars Tim McGraw, Chris Young and Dustin Lynch will perform for fans at Maryville’s Theater in the Park, along with a full range of[Read More...]

Seymour Chamber of Commerce Planning Local Events

Seymour Chamber of Commerce Planning Local Events

The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting breakfasts and planning meetings for upcoming events to be held here in Seymour. The SACC has monthly Breakfast Networking meetings every third Thursday of the month. “These meetings allow one of our members to host the meeting at their business location,[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, News, Seymour
Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

DeCycles, a bicycle group from Bloomington, IN, passed through Seymour July 9 on their way to Indiana from Key West, FL. The group pedaled their way from Asheville July 7 through the Great Smoky Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg July 8. They enjoyed an off day in Gatlinburg and[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, Entertainment, News, Seymour, Sports, Travel
Ijams Sponsoring Trail Volunteer Program

Ijams Sponsoring Trail Volunteer Program

Ijams is sponsoring a new Trail Volunteer program created by Knox County Parks & Recreation. The Trail Volunteer Program offers local trail and greenway users the opportunity to make our community’s park system a friendlier, cleaner, more inviting place to bike, run and play. “We’re kind of the hub of the urban[Read More...]

Open Quarry Excites Community

Open Quarry Excites Community

by Gerrod Moore; gerrod@heraldnewstn.com The summer heat has brought a lot of attention to a local quarry in South Knoxville. The Ijams Nature Center’s Mead’s Quarry Lake has become a summer hot spot for local families. The quarry located off of James White Parkway is now open to the public[Read More...]

Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Southern Sounds Studio in Seymour is offering local residents clogging lessons at Clogging Camp 2014 to be held July 21-25. The studio opened in November 2013. Instructor Amanda Barwick says they have seen a steady increase in students since the inception of the studio. “We went[Read More...]

Local Musician to Perform at Seymour Library

Local Musician to Perform at Seymour Library

Harpist Julia Stark will perform  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the newly finished gazebo at Seymour Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public. The library suggests visitors bring a blanket or lawn chair. It is an informal event, and visitors are welcome[Read More...]

Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Jerry Whaley, an internationally published photographer from Sevierville, will present “Yellowstone in Winter” for the LeConte Photographic Society July 26 in Sevierville. Whaley uses both state-of-the-art digital cameras and a 4×5 large-format camera to capture the rich diversity of images in the US National Parks, especially Great Smoky Mountains National[Read More...]