Arts Council ‘Art and Flower show’ slated for May 16-17Farragut Arts Council has received 135 entries in its open art show, Alchemy: The Magic of Art and Flowers, Sandra Dean, Farragut Arts Council co-chairman, said.
During the day art was accepted Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9 and 10, at the Town Hall, Pam Ziegler, co-chairman with Dean, said the art was meeting the council’s expectations.
“It was spectacular, and the quality was really good,” Dean said. She added council members were pleased with the judging and look forward to working with Dixie Highway Garden Club with its floral designs.
This year’s judge, Carlyle Urello, said she also is pleased with this year’s entries.
“I thought the quality of the work submitted was impressive, as was the variety of the medium and approach,” she said. “Artists have unique visions, and I think there are a lot of that in this show.”
Urello added the show will be a beautiful event, not to be missed.
The council has partnered with the garden club in this art show, which is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, in the Town Hall. read more
Two Rivers mission to help GuatemalaTwo Rivers Church is involved in mission work to Guatemala, including seven annual mission trips to the country.
David Gruhn, adult ministries and outreach pastor with Two Rivers Church, said the trips the church takes to Guatemala include five adult trips, one trip that high school seniors make and one trip for young adults.
“We’re working with two primary partners in Guatemala: one’s a local church and then one is a doctor who works with a mission agency there that does medical mission work in remote villages,” Gruhn said. “So a lot of our work is with people in remote villages and really all over Guatemala.”
The church that Two Rivers Church works with is in Guatemala, and the doctor it works with is from Guatemala, Gruhn said.
Different mission trips to Guatemala have different focuses.
Four of the trips are medical missions, he said.
“We do a trip that’s focused on helping do some building in small communities,” he said. “... We do another trip that’s in support of leadership training and Bible training. And then we do another trip that’s the family trip.” read more
Not tonight deer!We live way out in the country in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, and while I know our home and garden invaded the wild animals’ territory, I’m like a self-righteous pioneer with the attitude IT’S MINE NOW! I really love wild animals and know by living in the wilderness they come with the territory. However, there’s one species, I’ve crossed off my list as enjoyable to watch.
Last summer I had a beautiful Gladiola garden, which was going to be the centerpiece for a neighborhood, backyard barbeque and garden party. The night before the party, Rose (that’s what I named this doe because she destroyed my red rose bushes in one night) and her adorable twins Petunia and Pansy ate just the Gladiola blossoms from EVERY stalk.
Void of color, the assortment of barren stems reminded me of stalks of corn sprouting cornless cobs swaying in the breeze. That garden was the centerpiece of conversation all right, because it was, well, pathetic.
This spring I’m going to be organized and go to war to protect my beloved plants. We’ve lived here eleven years and I’ve tried every product on the market to repel the deer, to include little bell shaped containers filled with blood meal, brands such as Deer Stopper, Doe Away!, Oh Doe Regard and Not Tonight Deer, as well as human hair, human urine, dog hair, soap bars hung in pantyhose (such a lovely touch in a flower garden) and chicken wire all over the ground (I was told they hate to step on it). These products and methods seem to work for a while, but I think the deer become familiar with the repellents over time and think, ‘I’m not falling for this one anymore.’ read more
Year of the Horse Adult DanceMore than 80 couples kicked up their heels Saturday night, Feb. 8, during the town of Farragut’s annual Adults-Only Dance in Farragut High School Commons.
People from Farragut and surrounding areas attended and danced to music performed by the local band The Chillbillies.
For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.