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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

Sevierville Primary School students earn money for their school by recycling drink pouches

Sevierville Primary School students earn money for their school by recycling drink pouches

Sevierville Primary School reaches first level in TerraCycle and Capri Sun contest SEVIERVILLE (press release)—Sevierville Primary School students earn money and prizes for their school by collecting and recycling the drink pouches used at home and in the lunchroom. Sevierville Primary School has just reached the first level of TerraCycleRead More

Tennessee Horse Expo 2015

Tennessee Horse Expo 2015

Education, Entertainment, State News June 17, 2015 at 3:41 am 0 comments

By Lisa Pitts An exciting new event will take place at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin, Tennessee October 16, 17 and 18, 2015.  The Tennessee Horse Expo will offer fun for both horse lovers and horse owners of all ages!  One low ticket price provides attendees withRead More

Dollywood’s spectacular setting makes learning fun

Dollywood’s spectacular setting makes learning fun

Education, Entertainment, Local News June 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

Explore Dollywood’s unique outdoor classroom By Wes Ramsey Not many classrooms measure 150 acres, but Dollywood is at the head of the class when it comes to fun, interactive learning in a beautiful outdoor setting. Dollywood’s rides represent principles of physics that thrill students in more ways than one.  TheRead More

Tennessee tourism start of summer events

Tennessee tourism start of summer events

By Amanda Stravinsky June 5 Memphis – The official 2015 Summer Movie Series continues with Back to the Future 7 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre. June 6 Lewisburg – The annual Bark in the Park welcomes dog lovers and owners for pet contests, doggie demonstrations, food and craft vendors, musicRead More

New exhibit at Wonderworks

New exhibit at Wonderworks

Education, Entertainment, Local News June 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Loop, arch or whorl: do you know your fingerprint? PIGEON FORGE (press release)—WonderWorks is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest forensic science exhibit. This interactive exhibit will allow guests to experience the real work of a forensic scientist in the following three areas: fingerprint identification, 3D facial reconstructionRead More

Dolly Parton awards Dyane Smokorowski with annual Chasing Rainbows Award

Dolly Parton awards Dyane Smokorowski with annual Chasing Rainbows Award

Education, Local News, News June 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

Kansas teacher earns prestigious award By Wes Ramey Like Dolly Parton, Dyane Smokorowski’s love for children and dedication to education has helped her become this year’s Chasing Rainbow Award winner. After being selected by a group of her peers, Smokorowski was presented with the award by Parton during a visitRead More

Tennessee to celebrate 2015 national travel and tourism week

Tennessee to celebrate 2015 national travel and tourism week

By Molly Brown In recognition of tourism’s tremendous economic, social and cultural impact throughout the state of Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development will participate with the U.S. Travel Association in the 2015 National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-10. This year’s theme “Travel is __________,” is meant toRead More

Strawberries, music and sports top Tennessee Tourism round up

Strawberries, music and sports top Tennessee Tourism round up

By Amanda Stravinsky May 3-9 Humboldt – Strawberries, music, and family-friendly fun will be plentiful at the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival in Humboldt.   May 5 Nashville – Rock out with Chevelle, The Used, and special guests Marmozets 7 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium.   May 7 Jackson – A freeRead More

Park hosts free Junior Ranger Day

Park hosts free Junior Ranger Day

Arts & Culture, Education, Local News April 22, 2015 at 1:46 am 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with special activities at Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activitiesRead More