|Startup Day Returns on Nov. 20
Knoxville and East Tennessee have a rich tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and successful startups. Wouldn't you like to hear their stories and meet the new generation of business leaders in our community? Come to Startup Day 2014, starting at 2 p.m. at the Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave.
UT Medical Center to Host Community Forum Nov. 20 on Poor Health of Tennesseans and Citizens in the Region
UT Medical Center will host a forum Thursday, November 20 on the chronically poor health condition of Tennesseans and citizens in the Knoxville region. The discussion will highlight how the continued poor health status of citizens poses risk to the economic potential and quality of life for Tennessee communities and will identify Tennessee-led behavioral and policy initiatives that can lead to improvement.
City, Lake Forest Neighborhood Association and Ijams Nature Center Team Up to Add Entrance Stone
What do you get when you put together an inspired neighborhood association, Ijams Nature Center and the City of Knoxville's Public Service Department employees? Answer: A very big decorative rock.
President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Releases Report
For the past year, Mayor Madeline Rogero has served as a member of President Barack Obama's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The task force was formed to provide feedback from local and state leaders on how the federal government can most effectively support their efforts to prepare for the effects of climate change.
City to Seek Proposals for Historic Preservation Funds
If you own a historic property in need of repair or renovation, help could be on the way from a new City of Knoxville Historic Preservation Fund. Next week, the City will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects that qualify for assistance from the $500,000 fund. Mayor Madeline Rogero established the fund in this year's budget to help property owners with the often difficult and costly work of restoring historic properties throughout the City. At a public forum in July, more than 75 people provided feedback and ideas on how the fund can best be used.
Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nov. 15-Feb. 15
Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options, as open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)begins Nov. 15 and continues through Feb. 15, 2015.
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|Young Journalists Interview the Mayor
Two after school newspaper clubs at Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy interviewed Mayor Rogero today as part of their after school journalism class led by Sandra Clark with the Shopper-News. The young journalists consisted of third graders of the newspaper club called the Sharks and fourth and fifth graders of the club called the Growlers.
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Public Arts Committee Meets with Mayor
Mayor Rogero met with the newly appointed members of the Public Arts Committee Tuesday at the Emporium. The Committee was created to integrate the arts into the public landscape, bringing a sense of joy, character, and place to the city. Its first major project is the redesign of the park at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill which is currently under development and should be complete in 2016.
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Knoxville Recognized Again as Bicycle-Friendly Community
The League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Knoxville with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award for the second time. Knoxville was first recognized with the award in 2010. Communities can reapply every four years. With the announcement of 55 new and renewing BFCs today, Knoxville joins a leading group of 326 communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming neighborhoods.
U.T. Football Games
The U.T. football season is here! Check www.utsports.com for a complete schedule. Please note there will be increased traffic and some roads downtown will be affected during game days. Kickoff for Nov. 22 game vs. Missouri is 7:30 p.m.
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Christmas in the City
Is there any better way to get immersed into the holiday spirit than by roasting marshmallows, meeting Santa and illuminating Krutch Park with more than 100,000 lights?
The free annual Christmas in the City festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, on Market Square and at Krutch Park with the Regal Celebration of Lights.
Please visit www.VisitKnoxville.com to see a list of events in the Knoxville area.
Enjoy free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.