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Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont

Reptiles & Amphibians Program July 27-29, 2015 TOWNSEND (press release)—Discover the secret lives of reptile and amphibian species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Focus will be on their specific adaptations and distributions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Emphasis will be given to general natural history of each species, includingRead More

Gatlinburg farmers market shares food preservation methods

Gatlinburg farmers market shares food preservation methods

Arts & Culture, Education, History, Local News July 10, 2015 at 2:33 am 0 comments

By Alex Shelton On Saturday, July 11, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market will present its next series of special events, Canning and Food Preservation Day, with a lineup of demonstrations on traditional ways of preserving fresh foods while listening to music performed by Vicki Jones-Cosby. Throughout the morning, Linda Hyder fromRead More

Music and Independence Day for Tennessee Tourism

Music and Independence Day for Tennessee Tourism

By Amanda Stravinsky July 1 Munford – Celebrate American freedom with a free family event featuring music, games and a fireworks display 7:30 p.m. in Munford City Park. July 2 Nashville – Listen to music provided by Coal Train Railroad part of Family Night Out 6:30 p.m. at Cheekwood BotanicalRead More

Kids Days at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Kids Days at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market

By Alex Shelton The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will hold its second in a series of Kids Days on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Covered Bridge in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Scheduled for the day are several activities: The Girl Scouts – SmokyRead More

Wears Valley Storytelling & Heritage Event

Wears Valley Storytelling & Heritage Event

Arts & Culture, Local News June 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

By Michael Sheppard The Wears Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Kim DeLozier, Carroll McMahan and Daniel Paulin on June 27 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm for the Wears Valley Storytelling & Heritage Event. There will also be a Pig Roast. The event will be heldRead More

Lee Greenwood headed to New York City in time for Fourth of July

Lee Greenwood headed to New York City in time for Fourth of July

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News, News June 19, 2015 at 4:06 am 0 comments

All-American concert series on July 3 By Kirt Webster Former Pigeon Forge resident Lee Greenwood is on his way to New York City in support of his new book, “Proud To Be An American.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, his iconic hit “God Bless The U.S.A,” isRead More

Dan Netherland, an East Tennessee living legend

Dan Netherland, an East Tennessee living legend

Arts & Culture, Local News, News June 17, 2015 at 4:02 am 0 comments

By Matt Williams Dr. Dan Netherland, a certified 10th dan (10th degree black belt) calls the mountains of East Tennessee his home. For those unfamiliar with Netherland, he is a pastor that preaches at Jenkins Chapel in Cosby, Tenn. and holds multiple Guinness World Records for his feats of strength.Read More

Gatlinburg gears up to be summer destination

Gatlinburg gears up to be summer destination

GATLINBURG (press release)—This summer, visitors will have the chance to spend their evenings enjoying live entertainment, attending award-winning Independence Day festivities or getting a firsthand look at items hand-crafted for generations in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg’s award-winning 4th of July Midnight Parade is the first Independence Day parade held in the countryRead More

21st annual RC-MoonPie Festival

21st annual RC-MoonPie Festival

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News June 12, 2015 at 3:06 am 0 comments

By Jenny Hunt Close to home but a world away, in the rolling hills of Tennessee lies the tiny town of Bell Buckle. On the third Saturday in June, this historic Victorian village hosts a festival that celebrates the original Southern fast food – an ice cold RC Cola andRead More

Southern style: a slice in time

Southern style: a slice in time

Arts & Culture, Southern Style June 9, 2015 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The clods of red dirt busted easily below my bare feet as I set out across the field. I can still hear my Grandma Kitty calling saying “Boy get your shoes on before you step on something that you regret.” As the sun just broke enough toRead More