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Foothills Craft Guild Member Opportunities

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Foothills Craft Guild is the oldest member-based craft guild in Tennessee, with about 250 members. We have two jury sessions annually and host two fine craft shows each year – March 20-21 at the Venue at Lenoir City and November 6-8 at the Knoxville Expo Center. We also sponsor workshops and craft demonstrations of fine hand-crafted pieces. New members also may sell their work through the Foothills website.

The Guild welcomes new members whose creative handiwork demonstrates stimulating visual appeal, good design, and fine craftsmanship. Work must go through a jurying process.

All active Guild members are encouraged to participate in Guild activities by exhibiting or demonstrating at Guild shows, serving on committees or on the Board of Directors, or by participating in other activities sponsored by the Guild.

How to Qualify for Membership
1. Applicants must reside in Tennessee.

2. Applicants must be accepted by the jury process. Applications and instructions may be found on our website at www.foothillscraftguild.org.

3. Applicants must submit five pieces of their craft along with five photos.

4. Items must be of original design and produced by the artist within the past two years.

The next jury session for 2020 will be in July. Applications are due to Foothills by July 1, accompanied by a $35 fee. (Instructions for submitting them are on our website.)

You may also contact our standards chairperson for more information at StandardsChair@foothillscraftguild.org. Work must be submitted on July 6 for consideration by the judges on July 8.

When completing your application, be thoughtful and descriptive with the explanations of your work and the process you use to create it. Make your descriptions interesting. Take time and be expressive about what you’re doing. Sell yourself with information, not fluff. We look forward to meeting more of our fellow artisans and growing our membership.

Come visit us at our spring show, Foothills Artisan Market, at the Venue at Lenoir City March 20-21. Meet some of our Foothills Craft Guild members and let us help you get ready for your next step in being a member of our Guild.

Foothills Craft Guild

Rediscover a Smoky Mountain Spring at Iron Works Grille on the River

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Adjacent to a historical site located less than 100 yards from the restaurant, the Tellico Iron Company, which manufactured munitions for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, was also an important center of Cherokee culture. Rich in history and natural beauty, Iron Works Grille on the River, located on the shore of the Tellico River in nearby Tellico Plains, is a very special place to experience the magic of a Smoky Mountain spring. From the picturesque mist shrouded Smoky Mountains to the rapids of the Tellico River and Bald River Falls, Iron Works Grille guests are treated to both the best nature has to offer and a great dining experience.

Beginning in March, Iron Works Grille on the River will be open on Mondays. Hours will be Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 9 pm. Be sure to mark your calendars for their special Prime Rib Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 4 pm. The price is $21.99 per person and includes two sides.

“We also invite you to savor our gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads while enjoying our more than 300 feet of pristine and serene Tellico River shoreline,” said Mary Spencer, Iron Works Grille co-owner. “Also, be sure to ask about our now-famous and original bacon wrapped Wickles Pickles and homemade pork rinds, which are available in different flavors with our very own homemade ranch-style dressing or mild sauce. You’ll also want sample our extensive selection of on-tap craft beers and wines. We are also very proud to be the recipient of the Taste of Monroe’s ‘Best Overall Restaurant’ Award in Monroe County for 2019.”

Mark your calendars as well for the Iron Works Spring Thaw Craft Fair from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, March 21st.  They will also be featuring the bluegrass music of “The Travelers” from 11 am to 1 pm and Sarah Williams from 5 to 8 pm. Stop by and enjoy the handmade crafts of local artisans, great entertainment, and incredible food.

Iron Works Grille is also a great venue to enjoy your favorite sporting events that are featured in their indoor and covered outdoor areas on their new widescreen TVs and surround sound systems. Be sure to ask about their $1.99 Thursday nights kids specials in addition to live music on most weekends featuring local artists. 

Planning a special event? Ask Iron Works Grille’s events coordinator, Kayla Cummings, just how they can help. Their venue is large enough to host a variety of events, including wedding rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and beer/wine pairing dinners – you name it.

Also during your visit, be sure to check out their gift shop, which features local crafts and Iron Works Grille tees to help you remember your incredible day of relaxation on the river.

Why not plan a day’s long visit to Iron Works Grille on The River in Tellico Plains? Enjoy the very best of nature, the area’s rich history, and an extra large portion of their very best Southern hospitality. Discover “The Rhythm of the Smokies,” the rapids on the Tellico River, historical Tellico Plains, award-winning food, and great companionship.

Iron Works Grille on The River
1641 Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Knoxville High Apartment Living

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Live Easy. Love Life.

On the corner of 5th Avenue and Central Street, the elegant old Knoxville High School building is a well-known landmark to those who love the city of Knoxville – and a cherished memory for those who studied within its walls. The school officially closed its doors to students in 1951, but it remained a part of city life through various uses until 2015.

That’s when local firm Dover Signature Properties saw incredible potential in the bones of the place. Owners Laurie and Rick Dover and their team planned a thorough restoration effort that would bring back life to the old classrooms by turning them into luxury senior apartments. The layout and design of the former school building were a natural fit for creating living spaces, and its appealing architectural details gave the new space a personality and character you simply can’t find in new construction.

As a building in the Classical Revival style that appears on the National Register of Historic Places, Knoxville High was restored with faithful attention to historic detail while also meeting stringent LEED environmental standards. The result is a building that’s beautiful to look at – and comfortable to live in. Knoxville High Apartment Living, which was named the number one renovation project for senior living in the country by Senior Housing News in 2019, is designed to be an all-inclusive lifestyle choice – your monthly fee includes most of the expenses of everyday living and covers services like housekeeping, transportation, and the most amazing chef-prepared meals you’ve ever tasted. We have 80 newly renovated apartments that are luxurious and full of architectural character, all for a price that’s more affordable than other independent living choices in Knoxville.

Our aim is to make your life easier in every respect. We want you to relax, have fun, and leave the work of daily life to us. Living at Knoxville High gives you the freedom and space to create your own signature version of retirement, all while meeting new people and enjoying the best of our growing and vibrant city.

Whatever your vision is for your retirement, Knoxville High Apartment Living can make it easier to achieve. 

Stay well physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The health of our residents is extremely important to us. We include group wellness activities on the daily schedule with Performance Training, Inc. and Agility. 

We also contract with health professionals to provide on-site services at your request, and our central location means you’ll be near Knoxville’s healthcare hub at Fort Sanders and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Many houses of worship of all faiths are located within blocks of Knoxville High. Transportation is always available so you can attend services.

Downsize your burdens. At Knoxville High, you’re free of the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, and yard work, so you can pursue what makes you happiest. Transportation is included, so you can be free of your car as well if you like.

Eat like a king. Or queen. Executive Chef Shaun Calico provides three delicious meals a day for all our guests, and we won’t be surprised if you never feel the need to go to a restaurant. The menu is seasonal, fresh, and full of surprises.

Find new friends. Knoxville High is, first and foremost, a community. Our residents eat meals together, join each other for museum trips and concerts, and form strong friendships that make life more enjoyable. We keep a full and active social calendar and welcome all our residents to join in the fun – one night we might have a sing-along in the piano lounge, another a wine tasting in the courtyard. You’ll never lack for things to do.

Enjoy the city experience. Located where Old North Knoxville meets the historic Old City, Knoxville High gives you instant access to all the cultural activities that Knoxville is well known for: Museums, restaurants, festivals, concerts, and so much more. And we often bring in local artists and organizations – like the Knoxville Opera and the East Tennessee Historical Society – for outstanding cultural programs right here on the premises.

Knoxville offers so many options for entertainment that it’s impossible to list them all. Bowl with your friends in a historic boutique bowling alley. Dine overlooking the gently flowing Tennessee River. Or enjoy the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the historic Tennessee Theatre. Knoxville’s cultural life is blossoming like never before, and there’s always something new to try.

Knoxville High Apartment Living
101 East 5th Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

What’s New at 143 Chota Center in Tellico Village

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Most of us are familiar with the Lutheran Church that shares space with Click Funeral Home, but some major changes are happening.  To accommodate our growing congregation, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church purchased the building housing Click Funeral Home in 2019.  That business will remain, but Edward Jones and Physicians Hearing Care are in the process of moving to new locations.

An extensive redesign of the exterior to allow the building to look and function as a church is underway. To provide for current and future growth, we needed to expand our worship, fellowship area, and offices.  We are now in the process of starting the interior Phase 1:

» The bathrooms are being enlarged, and a family restroom is being added.

» The church offices are being moved to the other end of the building, allowing us to substantially enlarge our fellowship space. 

As development continues, we will share the continuing progress being made by our expansion team, architect, and contractors.  We look forward the enhancement of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church to serve our parishioners and the community as we live out our mission of sharing God’s love with the world.  The community is welcome to stop and take a look.

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church
143 Chota Center
Loudon, TN 37774

The Town Framery & Gifts Spring Open House

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March 27th & 28th
10 am to 4 pm

Join us for our fabulous annual Spring Open House! Enjoy the works of local artists and crafters, and search for beautiful spring décor and accessories. 

Shop for spring blooms, spectacular floral arrangements, seasonal wreaths, and so much more. You do not want to miss all the adorable critters of bunnies, frogs, birds, and pigs! New linens, from table runners to tea towels, are here to accent your home for the season.

Don’t forget about trying samples of our delicious Rabbit Creek dips and Copper Leaf jams and jellies that are quick and simple hors d’ouerves for your next dinner party! 

There will be sales tax-free shopping both days, along with a discount coupon on your next framing order! The staff and volunteers of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Spring Open House on March 27th and 28th from 10 am to 4 pm. Think big… shop small! 

The Town Framery & Gifts
12814 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934

Why Settle for Less Than Service Excellence?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By Kerry McDuffie, Owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

While no one can deliver perfection, at Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we deliver the next best thing: Excellence. That’s been our company’s motto for 35 years. We’ve invested in the training, education, and new, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including many proprietary systems that we ourselves developed, to deliver a level of excellence that you might have thought no longer existed – whether we are cleaning your home’s carpeting or your valuable Oriental rugs.

How is it that we can make this statement? That’s because of my personal commitment to either perform or supervise 100% of all work performed by Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning. It’s also our unparalleled attention to every detail involved in washing your Oriental and area rugs and cleaning your home’s carpeting and upholstery.

For example, did you know that Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning only uses purified water when washing your rugs and cleaning carpeting? This is important because untreated tap water contains impurities, including trace chemicals, minerals, and chlorine, that can reduce the effectiveness of cleaning agents and remain behind as residue in your carpeting. This accumulation of impurities in your home’s rugs and carpeting prevent them from being as clean as they can be, which can result in a dull appearance on your carpeting and can actually shorten the life expectancy of rugs and carpets.

At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, all of our vehicles are equipped with water purification systems, and our proprietary Oriental and area rug washing boutique utilizes a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis system that delivers the purest water possible. After all, clean rugs and carpeting begin with clean water.

Discover what thousands of satisfied East Tennessee homeowners and business owners already know – Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning delivers excellence. To learn more, call 865-691-5686 or visit www.superiorofknoxville.com.

Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Parkview Senior Living

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Partnering with You to Maintain Your Independence Through Physical Fitness

It’s probably no surprise, but if you enjoy doing something, you’re more likely to stick with it. On the other side of that coin, variety is the spice of life. So, when it comes to remaining physically active in your golden years, a combination of both may be just what your doctor ordered.

As we age, there’s no question our bodies change, and what you need from a workout will evolve as well. A focus on strength building, remaining mobile, and improving balance typically becomes our preferred goal rather than high endurance, high impact workouts. Your bones and knees may no longer be able to handle exercises that involve running, jumping, and lunging. Knowing and listening to your body is key. 

Laura Weisberg, M.P.T. and owner of Forward Physical Therapy in West Knoxville, says there’s no reason that aging can’t be a journey full of adventure and a full life. 

“As a physical therapist with more than 20 years of experience, I believe that regular exercise is critical to the aging process,” said Laura. “It helps in maintaining balance to prevent falls, increase blood flow to the brain in order to fight cognitive decline, prevent diseases such as osteoporosis or cardiovascular diseases, and improve quality of sleep, energy levels, and to fight depression. There are many benefits, so I tell my patients to find what they love and keep moving!”

At Parkview Senior Living, we developed our communities knowing that living not only an independent lifestyle is a cornerstone to a rewarding retirement, but so is maintaining an active one. That’s why each of our communities includes a fitness center, where we provide state-of-the-art equipment, as well as organized classes that teach a variety of activities for all levels of physical fitness. 

Below are several great exercise practices that Parkview offers our residents. These all put minimal stress on bones and joints and are fun to boot. As always, check with your doctor prior to starting any exercise regimen.

1. Resistance Band Training – Parkview’s fitness centers have an array of resistance bands available for use. Bands work your muscles using little resistance and allow you to work your way up to harder resistance without having to buy expensive equipment.

2. Weight Training – Don’t panic! You don’t have to start bench pressing lots of weight to get healthy muscles and gain overall tone. Start with the smallest amount of weight dumbbell and increase weight when you feel comfortable. You can also do bodyweight exercise that are very simple like chair squats, wall pushups, stair climbing, and the bird dog. All that’s required is a little floor space, your own bodyweight, and possibly a chair or table to get started. 

3. Yoga – Yoga has become popular with seniors, primarily because it is flexible to adapt the practice to fit your individual needs. Yoga combines physical poses with mindfulness, breathing techniques, and meditation so it can benefit you in many ways: 

» Improves strength, flexibility, and endurance
» Lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
» Prevents falls by improving balance
» Manages arthritis, pain, and inflammation
» Improves sleep quality
» Facilitates the grieving process
» Manages depression and anxiety

4. Tai Chi – This ancient Chinese martial art is a discipline that involves the mind, breath, and motion. It is wonderful for seniors because it helps with muscle strengthening and increasing flexibility, both of which help with balance.

And let’s not forget walking! Each Parkview community has a lovely walking trail, which encourages our residents to keep moving and enjoy the beauty of not only their new home, but also our glorious East Tennessee surroundings and seasonal delights.  

Walking is something most of us do every day anyway, so why not do just a little more of it, but with intent! Experts recommend most people take at least 10,000 steps per day. That may sound hugely overwhelming, but you don’t have to start out at 10,000 right out the gate. What you do have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Any amount of walking is great and can impact your health in a positive way. Most smartphones have built-in apps that will keep track of your steps for you. So grab your headphones, listen to a podcast or your favorite music, grab your walking buddy, human, or furry, and off you go! 

At Parkview Senior Living, caring for and encouraging our residents to live their lives to the fullest is what we believe in and care about. We invite you to discover the Parkview Senior Living difference for yourself by scheduling your personal tour today.

Parkview Senior Living

770 Broome Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

1413 W. Broadway
Maryville, TN 37801

Emory Road & Tullahoma, TN


Lily Pad Adds Online Boutique

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In the ever-changing world of new technology, we are so excited to announce our newest venture… online shopping!  

I couldn’t be more pleased to have my granddaughter, Ivy, join our team as our digital brand manager!  After graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communication and Entrepreneurship, Ivy came to us in 2018 fully prepared to take on her new role in launching our online boutique – www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com. It’s an additional way to reach our customer base, many of whom live all across the country.  

We opened our brick and mortar store in 1978 (42 years ago… where did the time go?) and have developed quite a following.  So now our friends from far and wide can shop with us anywhere, anytime!

Having the same passion and love for the business as I do, Ivy is a perfect fit, and it pleases me beyond measure to spend my days at The Lily Pad Boutique with my granddaughter. How blessed and fortunate I am that she’s beside me to learn the business aspect, as well as the fashion and fun!  We are learning from her as well… all the ins and outs of online marketing and social media!

Stop by our Sweetwater location and meet Ivy or visit us online at www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com.

Happy shopping – both online and in person!

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Discipleship at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village

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Beginning January 22, First Baptist Church of Tellico Village embarked on a series of Discipleship Classes that runs through March 4.  These classes are topical, short term, small group Bible Studies that meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5 pm.  The studies vary in length from four to eight weeks, and each class is made up of eight to 15 participants who have committed to completing the study preparation material each week.   

The following five classes are featured for the Winter Session:

Overcomer: This five-week study draws from the film Overcomer to examine how we determine our identity and how we can find our true identity in Christ.

God’s Grace Through Dementia: This four-week study not only looks at dementia, but serves as a support group for caregivers of dementia patients.

Redeemed, Grace to Live Every Day Better than Before: This seven-week Ladies’ Bible Study explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope.  

Taking God at His Word: This eight-week Bible Study teaches what the Bible means for us – that it is knowable, necessary, and enough.

Jesus Among Secular Gods: In this six-week study, participants will learn to challenge the popular and trending philosophies of the day, pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Scripture.

Although these classes are currently ongoing, a new series is set for spring.  For more information about these or future classes, contact Pastor Kem Lindsay at 704-913-6543 or Dave Slaughter at 423-351-4868.

First Baptist Church of Tellico Village
205 Chota Road

truSculpting: Revolutionary, Non-Surgical Body Sculpting and Contouring

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A former Farragut High School graduate, Kevin Buchanan, MD, is well known to many area residents and more than just a few of his former classmates that are now patients at his Farragut Family Practice. Specializing in Family Practice Medicine, Dr. Buchanan and his team have earned a reputation as compassionate and caring medical professionals dedicated to the well-being of their patients. 

As is so often the case with today’s advances in medical technology, new technologies emerge that allow physicians to offer new services to their patients that were unavailable just a few short years ago. One new technology available today that a growing number of patients are taking advantage of is truSculpting, an innovative, non-surgical treatment that helps to contour your body regardless of your shape or fitness level. truSculpting can produce impressive results in as few as four 45-minute treatments and with no downtime, allowing patients to significantly eliminate fat in stubborn areas around their abdomen and flanks, where no amount of exercise and dieting succeeds.

Perhaps the most remarkable outcome from the truSculpting experience extends far beyond just your enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence. It also encourages many patients to focus on their overall well-being, including proper nutrition and exercise, which can lead to a more fulfilling life and greater longevity.

In this issue of Mountain Views, Dr. Buchanan and his team will share with our readers the many benefits of truSculpting and answer some of the most commonly asked questions from patients.

MV: Briefly describe how truSculpting can benefit our readers.

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpting treatments have been clinically proven to safely, effectively, and permanently eliminate body fat in stubborn areas by up to 24% while also tightening the skin. Treatments are safe, producing quick results in most patients – usually within 12 weeks. Patients experience little discomfort with no downtime. TruSculpting patients also report improved self-esteem, confidence, and better fitting clothes. And, best of all, no one will ever know that you had the treatment performed.

MV: There are other similar systems available that promise to reduce or eliminate stubborn fat cells. Just how does truSculpting work?

Dr. Buchanan: truSculpting uses an innovative monopolar radiofrequency technology to selectively target fat tissue and therapeutically heat it – until it’s eliminated and passed through the body naturally. Treatments are clinically proven safe and effective to get rid of stubborn fat cells. Many patients compare truSculpting treatments to a hot stone massage.

MV: Why did you select truSculpting instead of the alternative systems that are available?

Dr. Buchanan: We chose truSculpting for a variety of reasons but, in particular, because of its ability to tighten and improve skin tone, as well as to eliminate stubborn fat cells. Also, truSculpting is usually less expensive.

MV: I imagine that patients enjoy the peace of mind that comes from the fact that their truSculpting treatments actually take place in a medical physician’s facility.

Dr. Buchanan: Yes. As with any treatment, patients often have some level of apprehension. Patients seem to experience a peace of mind from knowing that we have a medical provider on site. 

MV: Patients express excitement about their clothes fitting better after treatment. Describe your patients’ newfound self-confidence.

Dr. Buchanan: Patients share with us their excitement in fitting into clothing that they haven’t worn in years, especially their skinny jeans. We have had several women tell us that they will now wear sleeveless shirts after receiving treatments on their arms, which both eliminated stubborn fat and tightened their skin.

MV: Describe how truSculpting can reduce cellulite.

Dr. Buchanan: Many truSculpting patients have reported that in addition to the elimination of stubborn fat cells, they have also observed a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

MV: truSculpting can also tighten saggy skin. Explain.

Dr. Buchanan: Unlike alternative sculpting treatments that use cold to eliminate fat cells, the gentle heat generated by truSculpting can actually help to tighten the skin by reducing saggy skin. This tightening of the skin is a major advantage over other treatments.

MV: We’ve also learned that patients often seek treatment as couples, groups of friends, sisters, and mother/daughters.

Dr. Buchanan: That’s correct. Much to our surprise, we have hosted several treatment “parties.” It has helped lessen the minor apprehension that some people may experience with the treatment. Aside from that, patients seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves. We encourage friends and family to encourage and support each other with these treatments. You have our assurance that we will do everything in our power to make this a memorable event for everyone involved. 

MV: What are some of the most commonly asked questions raised by new patients considering truSculpting, and how do you respond?

Dr. Buchanan: The most common questions we get are: Does it hurt? And does this really work? 

truSculpting treatments do not hurt. During the treatment, the temperature of your skin will rise but will remain comfortable. There may be some slight discomfort, but truSculpting is effective, safe, and the results are even and consistent. Treatments can be compared to having a hot stone massage. 

It absolutely works! You do have to make sure you are drinking 64 ounces of water a day to be able to flush out the eliminated fat cells from your system. You should also continue your diet and exercise plan to maximize your treatment benefits.

MV: How has truSculpting encouraged your patients to improve their overall lifestyle?

Dr. Buchanan: They have gained more self-confidence from looking better and feeling better, which further motivates patients to eat more healthy and exercise more regularly. Patients seem to take a greater interest in their overall health, which we find encouraging.

MV: What is the best way for our readers to learn more about your family medicine practice and truSculpting?

Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley at 865-675-1593, ext. 224 for more information or to set up your free consultation appointment. 

MV: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Dr. Buchanan: We have been performing truSculpting procedures for almost two years with excellent results. Most clients have seen improvement in hard-to-treat areas that dieting and exercise don’t seem to help, particularly the abdomen and flanks. It has also been personally exciting to observe the improved sense of self-esteem and self-confidence on the part of our patients, which frequently encourages them to make other healthier lifestyle choices.

Farragut Family Practice
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934

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