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March

Monday, Mar 1st Farragut Parks & Recreation Department classes Farragut Parks & Recreation Department classes at townoffarragut.org/register. -Family Yoga: from 5 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays in February and March in the Assembly Hall. Free of charge. Registration deadline is the Friday before the session at 5 p.m. -Making Medicare Easier, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, in the Assembly Hall. Registration deadline is Friday, March 12. Free of charge.
Monday, Mar 8th Farragut Parks & Recreation Department will offer two new Grab ‘n Go Crafts to help families celebrate the winter holidays. Grab a St. Patrick’s Day craft starting Monday, March 8. Craft kits, appropriate for a range of ages, are available while supplies last. One kit per child. Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more info: bspencer@townoffarragut.org/.
Wednesday, Mar 10th A PHONE-IN Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans A PHONE-IN Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, features volunteers contacting veterans who have pre-registered for assistance. This is a general advice clinic with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support and personal injury, among other issues. Contact Legal Aid of East Tennessee at 865-637-0484 to request clinic intake. Be sure to identify yourself as a veteran so your call may be routed appropriately. At intake, staff will gather information, including information about the legal issue. This information will be provided to the assigned attorney, who will contact the veteran by telephone during the above-listed two-hour window March 10.
Saturday, Mar 13th A virtual Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic A virtual Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for pre-screened individuals begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 13, by Zoom. The advice clinic will be available to qualified individuals who live in counties in the Eastern District that are within the territory of LAET. Attorneys will volunteer to conduct initial meetings with the clients to discuss their situations and options. Qualification for the free services will be income-based, with pre-screening by LAET in the various court divisions of the Eastern District of Tennessee. The clinic clients may also be eligible for free bankruptcy services. Individuals who seek assistance may sign up, or seek more information, by contacting LAET at 865-637-0484 if you live in Blount, Knox, Loudon or Sevier County.
Tuesday, Mar 16th Making Medicare Easier Farragut Parks & Recreation Department is working hard to provide safe classes for the community. Sign up for February and March offerings at townoffarragut.org/register. Making Medicare Easier, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, in the Assembly Hall. Registration deadline is Friday, March 12. Free of charge. Instructor in Bruce Landis of Providence Advisors Group. Learn about enrollment periods, overview of parts A, B, C and D and supplements.
Saturday, Mar 27th Out of an abundance of caution and in order to deliver a premier event for participants, 17th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will be postponed until fall 2021. All races and supporting events are cancelled for the tentative race weekend of March 27-28.Everyone who deferred registration from 2020 to the 2021 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon will be able to participate in the fall event as planned. Once specific dates are confirmed, race participants will be contacted by marathon officials via e-mail with all related registration options. New participants can register at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. Updates will be posted to the race website at www.knoxvillemarathon.com. For more information, visit the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon website or call 888-217-5635.

May

Saturday, May 15th Southern Skies Music Festival Due to COVID-19, Dogwood Arts has moved inaugural Southern Skies Music Festival to May 15, 2021.

‘Impy’ Scholarship building on 37 recipients

Hardin Valley Academy 2011 graduate Scott “Impy” Impellizeri dreamed of college and becoming a Knoxville Police Department SWAT officer, but a tragic accident cut his plans and life short just before he was set to attend Middle Tennessee State University. In the wake of his untimely death, his parents, Tracy and John Impellizeri, have helped 37 college-bound high school seniors achieve their own dreams by providing scholarships in Scott’s memory since 2012. Known by his father’s nickname “Impy” as he got older, Scott made his mark in the world through “a true passion for helping others,” Tracy recalled, describing him as a “leader and mentor” with a personality “that drew people to him.” Applications for this year’s Scott “Impy” Impellizeri Memorial Scholarship currently are being taken. The effort has grown to include two $1,000 scholarships, which are earmarked for books, supplies or other miscellaneous school-related expenses. The first is available to seniors at Hardin Valley Academy planning to attend a two- or four-year college/university with a demonstrated passion for helping others.

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Town’s latest ‘Admiral’ retail plans told at FMPC

Farragut’s current construction boom will include a new commercial/retail development at the corner of Kingston Pike and Admiral Road in the not-too-distant future. Farragut Municipal Planning Commission approved the site plan, submitted by Urban Engineering for Horizon Plaza, during its Thursday, Feb. 18, meeting. The project, which would be located just west of Stonecrest shopping center, will initially offer a 12,000-square foot strip shopping center in the first phase, with a potential second phase offering a 3,750 square foot building. Access points are proposed along Kingston Pike and one to Admiral Road directly across from Premier Eye Center. “It is a challenging piece of property,” said Mark Shipley, Town Community Development director. “A large part of it is in the flood plain and it drops off steeply. It will require a lot of fill and a lot of grading work.” The project also would include a “pretty sizable retaining wall, which will be visible on the back side of the property,” Shipley added. Two variances are being requested. One, to avoid constructing a sidewalk along the Admiral Road portion of the project, was to be evaluated by the Town Board of Zoning appeals during its regularly-scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 25, meeting.

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News

Town’s latest ‘Admiral’ retail plans told at FMPC  Read More

Aesthetics for 5G lights approved by BOMA  Read More

Greenway connections, Town traffic big topics at retreat  Read More

$5 million ‘long awaited’ high school auditorium breaks ground  Read More

High Town financial marks from auditor  Read More

correction  Read More

KCSO reports  Read More

Presstalk

presstalk 671-TALK (8255) or editor@farragutpress.com  Read More

Opinion

letter to the editor  Read More

Business

Get ‘balanced, aligned’ at TC Good Feet Store  Read More

Love of product drives buy-out of Uncle Maddio’s  Read More

Looking back, Farragut, Hardin Valley scientists find current solution  Read More

business briefs  Read More

Community

‘Impy’ Scholarship building on 37 recipients  Read More

Church renovation caps Scouting joy  Read More

Snow Ball at The Villages of Farragut Senior Living community  Read More

Career Expo virtual for Knox 8th-graders  Read More

Frazier shares H-Valley growth update with RCF  Read More

Sports

Lady Ads fall to BHS for 3rd time in 2020-21  Read More

District dominant Dawgs, Underwood’s Bearden girls, deliver tournament title  Read More

Parrott’s Bearden boys hoops sought to match girls’ perfection in title tilt  Read More

Though led by Bearden, All-District 4-AAA hoops features five FHS on first teams, four H-Mention  Read More

Challenging HVA season reviewed  Read More

Six locals earn TFCA Div. II All-state  Read More

Grabbing control quickly, MHS avenges loss to Ads  Read More