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Cool Sports 6 get skating ‘chance of a lifetime’

Six members of Knoxville Figure Skating Club had the chance of a lifetime earlier this month when they served as “sweepers” during 2022 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Nashville Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 6-9. Madison McCameron, Kate Johnson, Maddie Darby, Ameliya Godo, Isaac Godo and Tait Light — all of whom skate at Cool Sports, Home of the Icearium in Farragut — skated between competitions Jan. 6-9 at Bridgestone Arena, picking up flowers, stuffed animals and other gifts tossed on the ice in honor of competitors vying for Olympic consideration. “The U.S. Championships, which serve as the final qualifying competition prior to U.S. Figure Skating nominating athletes to the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, attract more than 750 athletes, coaches, officials and media to the host community, in addition to thousands of spectators,” noted the U.S. website. “It was awesome,” said Ameliya, who attends Farragut Middle School. “We got to see everyone who are our future Olympians.”

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Sage Kohler State Farm opens doors to renovated office

State Farm agent Sage Kohler has a newly renovated Hardin Valley office she is sharing not only with customers, but also the community. She hosted an open house Friday, Jan. 7, to showcase the former historic residence-turned-business located just west of Food City at 11519 Hardin Valley Road. The event also celebrated the 100-year anniversary of State Farm, and featured a cake, appetizers and live music from Jackson Frazier of the band Solstice. “While we were hoping for more attendance, with COVID, the bad weather (28-degree high that day) and school being closed, we enjoyed the company of about 50 different folks during the course of the afternoon,” she said. “And, everyone enjoyed getting a tour. Especially Jay Kohlbusch, who owned the building from 2008 to 2017 and ran his law office from it. He even inadvertently dressed like Jake (from State Farm, the print and TV advertisement character).” Kohler, who also is a founding member and president of the Hardin Valley Business and Community Alliance, said the front portion of the home was built in early 1800s, the back in 1990s, and down through the years underwent many additions and renovations before she purchased it last year.

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