Village Veterinary Medical Center to host Pet Fair

Laura Speth, 11, was among children and adults giving parrots a shoulder ride during last year’s Village Veterinary Medical Center Pet Fair. This year’s Pet Fair is slated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the center’s 11301 Kingston Pike office in Farragut. The Farragut community can have fun spending a day in the shoes of a veterinarian when Village Veterinary Medical Center hosts its annual Spring Pet Fair.

This year’s event is slated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the center’s 11301 Kingston Pike office in Farragut. The pet fair, which is free and open to the public, will offer activities and demonstrations for all ages. Attractions will include children’s favorites, such as a bounce house, face painting, a Teddy bear clinic and kid-friendly activities in VVMC’s stations.

Newk’s Express Café and Gigi’s Cupcakes will cater this year’s event, and the big raffle prize will be a GoPro.

“The entire goal is to be a fun, educational day,” Karen Rohde, VVMC practice manager, said. “We have the entire hospital open with different educational, hands-on and kid-friendly stations to see what it’s like to be a veterinarian for the day.”
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Irish Times Reunion

Marci Stiles, left, and Hollie Hennessy Hundreds came out to wear the green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and reunite with friends from Irish Times when Mind Yer P’s and Q’s craft beer and wine lounge in Farragut held an Irish Times Reunion.

The event, which took place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, in front of the lounge at 12744 Kingston Pike in Renaissance | farragut, featured live music and food, a performance by The Irish Dancers of Tennessee and a tug-of-war competition between Knoxville Fire Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

Town rewarded unsung volunteers at annual banquet

Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill, far left, presents the 30-year service award to Pat Sloan, second from left, who serves on the Town’s Parks and Athletics Council. Joining them are Vice Mayor Dot LaMarche, second from right, and Alderman Louise Povlin. Time and talent of Farragut volunteers are not going unforgotten.

Town of Farragut presented service awards to committee members and presented ranks to Farragut’s Unsung Navy Volun-teer Program participants during its annual banquet in Fox Den Country Club Friday, April 1.

Among the attendees was Mac Abel, 94, one of the Town’s longest-running volunteers, having served in Farragut Museum. While Abel said he is no longer an active volunteer, he was among those who served since the beginning of the Town’s volunteer program in 1995.

“The power behind it was my wife, [the late] Frances Abel,” Mac Abel said. “She was really was the ramrod, both at home and with the Town. She was the first one in the museum gift shop.
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Four reasons you’re still disorganized

1. You are denying disorganization is affecting your life in a negative way.

2. You are comparing your organizational skills to reality show hoarders.

3. You are blaming your family for the mess you’re in.

4. You are minimizing the problem and the gifts you possess to solve them.
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Community celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Times Reunion

LIndsay Code, left, and Misty Stout celebrate the wearing of the green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Times Reunion held at Mind Yer P’s and Q’s in Renaissance | farragut on March 17. Hundreds turned out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish Times Reunion at Mind Yer P’s and Q’s in Farragut.

The event, which took place Thursday, March 17, at the Q’s craft beer and wine lounge, 12744 Kingston Pike in Renaissance | farragut, offered Irish live music and food, a performance by The Irish Dancers of Tennessee and a tug-of-war competition between Knoxville Fire Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office personnel. The fire department won the contest.

While Mind Yer P’s and Q’s served up corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos, cottage pie, bangers and mash and beer, attendees listened to Irish bands and watched Irish dancers perform.

“We were long-time patrons of the Irish Times,” Erich Gunther, attendee said. “We were sorry to see it go. This [event] is a great day for an excuse to have beer on a workday.”
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