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Saturday, Jul 20th Nationwide citizen science effort Enjoy a nighttime opportunity to attract, collect and attempt to identify moths for a nationwide citizen science effort. Meet Nick Stahlman at the lower parking lot/restroom at McFee Park and embark on this adventure from 9 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Cost is $5 for individuals, $10 for families (up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age). Program is designed for ages 8 and up. Register by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 18; call 865-577-4717 ext. 127; or visit online at
Monday, Jul 22nd Lunch and Learn “Can We Talk? End of Life Issues Conversation” Town of Farragut will host a free Lunch and Learn “Can We Talk? End of Life Issues Conversation” from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Monday, July 22. Instructor Maureen Willis of Choices in Senior Care will discuss important end-of-life questions. A light lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by Friday, July 19, at, at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, or by phone at 865-218-3375.
Monday, Jul 22nd Knoxville Football Officials Association Knoxville Football Officials Association is looking to recruit new officials for area high school games, being short of the number needed to work games this fall. For more information, call Gene Mynatt at 865-306-7954 or e-mail or call Howard Russell 865-771-2897 or e-mail KFOA’s first meeting begins at 6 p.m., Monday, July 22, at West High School’s mini auditorium.
Wednesday, Jul 24th Knoxville Writers’ Group Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, at the Holiday Inn, Cedar Bluff, 9134 Executive Park Drive just off Interstate 40/75 at North Cedar Bluff Road. Lunch is $14. Visitors and guests welcome. Make reservations by Monday, July 22, by calling 865-983-3740.
Saturday, Jul 27th Mobile Pantry food giveaway Beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, Central United Methodist Church and First Farragut United Methodist Church will partner to host a Mobile Pantry food giveaway. Event will take place at Central UMC, 310 Hickory Creek Road in Lenoir City (at the junction of Highway 70 and Highway 321). Church parking lot will be open at 8 a.m., July 27. Families and residents in need of help can pick-up reservation cards at Central UMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, July 25-26.. Cards also will be available Saturday morning. Food will be distributed starting at 8:30 a.m., July 27. School supplies, gently used children’s clothing and coats in all sizes also will be given away.


Wednesday, Aug 21st 2019 Introduction to Farragut program Applications are now being accepted for 2019 Introduction to Farragut program. Itroduction to Farragut is a unique way to connect participants with the Town, providing information on its history, government structure and operations, public safety, education and volunteer opportunities, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about Farragut. Residency is not required. Program begins with a reception and program kickoff in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive across from Farragut Branch Post Office, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. Class dates are the following Wednesdays Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30. Classes begin at 6 p.m. in Town Hall and will last about two hours depending on class participation and questions. After completing the requirements, there will be a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6. All participants are invited to attend. In addition to these dates, the class will have the opportunity to tour Farragut with Town Administrator David Smoak from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. Program requirements include attending the kickoff reception, at least four of the five classes, one Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting (second and fourth Thursdays of each month), one Municipal Planning Commission meeting (third Thursday of each month) and participating in a class project by completing volunteer hours with a nonprofit of the Town’s choosing. Up to 20 participants will be selected; accepted applicants will be notified within 10 days of the application deadline, which is 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2. Register at, in person in Town Hall or by e-mail to Jennifer Hatmaker at For general application information, e-mail Hatmaker or call 865-966-7057.

‘Smoaky’ mountain heights

Rotary Club of Farragut past president David Smoak serves Town of Farragut as its administrator — but when he’s off duty, he reaches new heights. “If you ever have a dream, go ahead and do it,” he advised fellow Rotarians during their meeting in Fox Den Country Club Wednesday, July 10, when he shared his experiences of climbing Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Smoak climbed the 11,250-foot peak May 15 with friend, Brett Huebner. “It was just amazing,” he recalled. “It was an amazing view and just a fun day. It was a great sense of accomplishment to reach the summit.” Smoak, Huebner and a guide started the climb from 6,000 feet at the base of the mountain at 1:30 a.m. and reached the summit at 5:35 a.m., just as the sun was rising.

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fab’rik: ‘high style, heart’

A new boutique in Turkey Creek has opened its doors to offer “high style with heart.” The franchise store, fab’rik Knoxville, had a soft opening June 21 at its location, between Clair’s and Sunglass Hut at 11375 Parkside Drive in The Pinnacle. A grand opening is being planned for August. The store, created by Dana Spinola, founder/CEO and “chief visionary officer,” offers trendy clothes with prices under $100. “What Dana was trying to do was fill the gap in fashion retail,” store manager Melissa Mauceri said. “Everything that every fab’rik location carries, outside of Spanx Denim line, is always under $100.” One of fab’rik’s mantras is “High style with heart.” “Aside from affordability, another thing they strive to do is ‘wow’ every single customer,” she said. “That’s why we have a staff of personal stylists. “We want to make sure everybody comes in and then leaves feeling more beautiful and more informed than when they came in,” Mauceri added. “We try to do everything we can just to support the community.” The company has two major projects to fulfill that support.

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