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Renovating your Garage?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

It Starts with the Floor

We’ve all seen it: The house that is the epitome of curbside appeal — until the garage door opens, revealing a disorganized mess.

If your garage’s main purpose is random storage, maybe it’s time to repurpose all that valuable space. PremierGarage of Knoxville can help you transform your overlooked and underused garage into functional living space, starting with a custom garage floor to take your garage from frantic to fabulous.

Why consider anything beyond your standard-issue concrete garage floor?

• Protect concrete from the harsh chemicals and liquids that leak from your automobile. Even the water, salt, and snow your car brings into the garage promote deterioration and cracking.
• Cleaning is easier. Untreated concrete gives off dust, but a flooring system significantly reduces dirt and dust. It prevents materials — from cars and your other garage-based activities (gardening, building, painting) — from soaking into the porous concrete.
• Fill and cover-up existing cracks for looks, safety, and protection.
• Open up new activities in your garage. It could double as a workout room, gardening center, or children’s play area.
• Increase the resale value of your home.

For a striking and durable garage floor coating that is easy to maintain, Knoxville’s PremierGarage can transform an oil-stained, pitted, and peeling epoxy-coated garage floor into a showroom quality look. PremierGarage, serving East Tennessee for more than 10 years, combines its proprietary hybrid polymer flooring system technology with their extensive industry knowledge and experience to provide a high-quality finish that is chemical, stain and slip resistant.

The two-day process starts with technicians who diamond grind the floor to the ideal surface condition to achieve a permanent chemical bond that substantially outlives traditional epoxies. The polyurea topcoat, which cures two times harder than epoxy, provides a continuous, non-porous coating surface that naturally resists various liquids that may leak from your automobile’s engine. It’s like armor for your concrete floor. Your garage will look more ‘finished’ and cleanup requires only a hose or mop.

Available in dozens of various chip and color combinations, you can customize your garage flooring to fit your home and style. PremierGarage’s flooring solutions are also suitable for commercial and light industrial applications.

Discover the affordability and beauty of transforming your garage floor. Home really does begin in the garage!


The Show Must Go On

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

After being forced to table all live fashion show activities for almost a year, The Lily Pad is delighted to let you know that we are resuming our successful service to your club, group or other organization, starting now! We are proud of the way our crew weathered the storm with virtual and zoom responses to the Pandemic, but there is nothing like real live interaction with you, our friends and supporters. So we are excited to start taking bookings to share fashion trends to live audiences, while helping your organization raise funds, or just for entertainment. And, as always, the event comes to you free of charge!

Models from your group are fitted by our staff in Lily Pad fashions, showcasing the most wonderfully diverse looks, direct from the store. Usually 8-10 models will showcase 3-4 outfits each, complete with accessories, and we provide the commentary and transport the fashions to your venue. These are the same outfits we purchase for each season, by personally attending markets to buy the latest, most fashionable merchandise for our customers at our store and through our Internet sales.

We love this opportunity to give back to our surrounding areas in this way, providing these events to your groups. For 4 decades and several generations, The Lily Pad has produced fund-raising fashion shows from Knoxville to Chattanooga and everywhere in between. Most organizations sell tickets for between $15 to $25 or $50 to raise money for your particular cause. You select your models and we’ll take it from there, reaching out to set up their fitting times and handling all the details.

Most groups include a light lunch on the show date, often with door prizes donated by your local merchants, who are happy for the opportunity to be affiliated with your charity or organization. We hope you will join us in the trouble-free and profitable event in the near future. We know we can plan all our previous hosts to grab a date immediately, and hope to meet many new groups now that the events are resuming. Dates will fill up quickly, so if you want to discuss details, ask questions, or book your date for a day of fashion and fun, call The Lily Pad now.

Pattersons Home Appliances

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Since 1965, Pattersons Home Appliance Center has been proud to serve the communities of East Tennessee with professional appliance sales, service, and parts. Our customers come to us because we sell quality appliances and our knowledgeable appliance specialists focus on finding the right appliances to suit our customers’ lifestyles. Customers also know that we honor our number one promise: We service what we sell.

Pattersons Home Appliances sells Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Jenn-Air kitchen and laundry appliances, each of which comes with a 1-year parts and labor warranty honored by our own in-house factory-trained service technicians. Our appliance specialists can help you find the perfect appliance that matches your needs, and if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll be more than happy to order it for you. We also have a well-stocked parts store carrying a variety of kitchen and laundry appliance parts. We have 5 locations across East Tennessee, including our Farragut store and our Rockwood scratch and dent outlet.

We invite you to visit your local Pattersons Home Appliance Center at 10640 Kingston Pike or call us at 865-694-4181. You can also shop at www.pattersonsappliances.com, where you can purchase appliances online, view our current promotions, apply for appliance financing, request appliance service, and read our blog. Follow us on Facebook @pattersonshomeappliances!

This past year has changed the lives of everyone in so many different ways. During such a difficult time, we have done our best to help many families find new kitchen and laundry appliances for their home. To meet customer expectations, we made sure to keep our warehouse and parts stores as stocked as we possibly could, and continue to do so as the availability of many products is still a concern. To keep our customers and employees safe, we began wearing masks and asked our customers to do the same. We also began utilizing FaceTime and video calling so that customers could shop with us right from home and could avoid trips to our stores to see the stock at that location. We also continued to connect with our customers via our website’s online chat and through social media.

Throughout this pandemic, we’ve learned new ways to help our customers, and have worked toward improving each and every customer’s experience with our company. We are blessed with the amazing support of our communities who value shopping local and supporting small businesses. For that, we want to say thank you for supporting a local, family-owned business for the last 55 years, but most importantly last year with the pandemic going on and continuing into this year. We wouldn’t be here without your continued support. Thank you from our entire team to you and your family.

Pattersons Home Appliances
10640 Kingston Pike

Tellico Community Players

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Tickets on sale for first Tellico Players 2021 production,
Second Samuel

Selected members of the cast of Second Samuel ham it up at an early rehearsal: Front row: Alex Dufty as June Cline, Cameron Cleveland as B-Flat; Rear: John Swenson as Doc, Vern Russell as Mr. Mozell, Marshall Stone as Frisky and Bailey Dufty as Mansell.

The Tellico Community Players first production of 2021, the drama/comedy Second Samuel, will run Thursday-Sunday, April 8-11 and April 15-18 at the Tellico Community Playhouse, 304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon.

Reserved seats at $21 are available on the website www.tellicocommunityplayhouse.org. Due to the pandemic, seating will be limited in the Playhouse and available seats will be identified in the online seating diagram. Masks will be required, and patrons’ temperatures will be taken as they enter. Last year the Players invested in a state-of-the-art ultraviolet air filtration system to help keep patrons safe. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed in high traffic public areas of the theater, and seating areas will be sanitized before and after each performance.

Set in the late 1940s in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel, Georgia, (so-named because General Sherman burned down the first incarnation of the town), this Pulitzer-nominated play by Pamela Parker tells the story of what happens when a small town discovers the big secret of one of its most beloved and recently deceased citizens, Miss Gertrude. With an unforgettable narrator in the form of a mentally challenged, big-hearted young man called B Flat, we are introduced to an array of colorful yet compellingly familiar characters — the small-town doctor who takes no nonsense, the ditzy and narrow-minded preacher’s wife, the nervous undertaker, the chatty hairdresser, the black man working in the local saloon. Len Willis is directing the show; Rosie Sylvester is producer. Says Willis: “It is significant that eight of the 11 cast members of Second Samuel are new to our stage, furthering our goal to bring new acting blood to the Players.”

The cast:
Cameron Cleveland as B-Flat – the main character– reminiscent of Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump.
Marshall Stone as Frisky – the town’s unofficial leader.
Malik Baines as US.
Baily Dufty as Mansel – a harmless redneck.
Vern Russell as Mr. Mozel – the town bigot.
Ku Adams as Omaha
Annette Dufty as Jimmy Deeanne.
Lisa Dawn Maleske as Ruby.
Jennie Lee-Pace as Marcela.
John Swenson as Doc.
Alex Dufty as June Cline.

The men inhabit the Bait and Brew Bar, the women the “Change Your Life” Hair and Beauty Emporium, and B-Flat moves between the two and Miss Gertrude’s front porch. The revelation of Miss Gertrude’s secret forces the people of Second Samuel to re-evaluate their perceptions of the world, each other, and themselves. Along the way they must also contend with issues of racism, the treatment of the mentally challenged, religion, and fear of that which is different. The ending is both poignant and uplifting.

Sponsor of the play is J & D. Estate Liquidators & Auctions. James Fisher, a principal of J & D, also is serving as stage manager for 2nd Samuel. He has directed several Players productions.

The Art of Oriental Rug Washing

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Launched in 1985, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning quickly earned a reputation for quality and affordable home and commercial carpet cleaning in East Tennessee. During its 37-year history, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning owner, Kerry McDuffie, also earned a reputation as an innovative entrepreneur who routinely invested in new, state-of-the-art technology. These technological advances not only helped successfully differentiate Superior from its competition, but it also resulted in far superior cleaning results for its customers.

Today, as ever growing numbers of homeowners and businesses are choosing hand-crafted Oriental rugs to replace wall-to-wall carpeting, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning has once again demonstrated its talent for innovation. Superior has built a state-of-the-art Oriental rug washing boutique that safely and affordably cleans and revitalizes your family’s Oriental rugs.

We hope you will find our recent interview with Kerry both informative and instructional.

MV: There’s no question that Oriental rugs are replacing wall-to-wall carpeting in many American homes and businesses. Aside from their obvious visual differences, how do Oriental rugs and carpets differ?

Kerry: Conventional carpeting is machine made and tufted with synthetic material, although cotton and wool are sometimes used in higher end wall-to-wall carpeting. Genuine Oriental rugs, on the other hand, are created using natural fibers such as cotton, wool and silk. These handcrafted rugs are woven one at a time, with artisans paying individual attention to detail, color, pattern, and the motif of each piece of art they are creating. Each rug tells a story based on its origin and time in history in which it was created. These rugs are truly art for your floor.

MV: Does the use of all-natural fibers and organic dyes in the hand-crafting of Oriental rugs require a different cleaning process than that traditionally used on conventional carpeting?

Kerry: Absolutely. Because of the use of natural fibers, vegetable and plant dyes, meticulous care must be taken in order to ensure that dyes remain stable during the entire cleaning process. While wall-to-wall carpeting can be cleaned with high heat and strong cleaning agents, Oriental rugs must be washed using pure deionized cold water and natural fiber safe washing agents, then thoroughly rinsed, and hung to dry in a temperature-controlled drying room.

MV: Alex Zahir, owner of AZ International, LLC Rug Gallery, whose family has hand-crafted fine Oriental rugs in his native Afghanistan for three generations, expressed his surprise at your extraordinary level of knowledge related to the Oriental rug industry. How did you gain that knowledge?

Kerry: Our company is certified by a national certification board called the IICRC. We attend classes and seminars regularly to learn and keep up with the latest in rug washing knowledge and advancements in technology. I also frequently collaborate with Oriental rug specialists like Alex.

MV: Why is knowledge of the rug industry important in washing these Oriental rugs?

Kerry: You must know and understand the construction, fiber, and dye content to correctly and safely wash each rug. Many heirloom quality rugs are passed down from generation to generation. Oriental rug buyers often invest a great deal of time and money in selecting just the right designs, colors, sizes, and natural materials they want in their rugs. You and your rugs deserve the decades of experience that we can offer to ensure that your rugs are thoroughly and safely cleaned. Oriental rug washing, like rug weaving, is an art form in itself.

MV: How did your knowledge and experience in Oriental rug washing help you in the design and creation of your Farragut based rug washing boutique?

Kerry: After visiting numerous other rug washing facilities nationally and attending a variety of schools and seminars, I decided to create a state of the art rug washing boutique featuring our proprietary 11 step washing process designed to provide a rug washing experience unavailable anywhere else. In fact, as advancements are made in our industry, we continue to invest in this new technology to deliver even better results. Recently we purchased a Marinator Decon System which cleans your rugs from the inside out by moving up to 80 gallons of deionized washing solution per minute through rugs to safely clean those difficult inner and back sides of your rugs.

We also recently purchased and installed a Centrum Force Rug Wash Floor that replaces the wash pits used by the competition. The Centrum only uses clean deionized water to wash your rugs. The best way to differentiate the two systems is to compare them to your choice of a morning shower or a bath. With a shower you always bathe in clean water.

MV: You have also earned a reputation for safely removing pet stains and odors. Explain.

Kerry: Most rugs can be safely and successfully cleaned in our state-of-the-art rug washing boutique. However, the presence of pet urine or other animal accidents can compromise the dyes and degrade the natural fiber makeup of your rugs. Based on the construction of the rug, 100% removal of urine cannot always be guaranteed, although using our proprietary washing process, we have had good results. So the presence of pet urine does not necessarily mean that your rug is ruined. Time is of the essence, so act quickly when an unexpected accident occurs.

MV: Lest we forget, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning also cleans home and commercial carpeting and upholstery.

Kerry: We not only wash rugs, but we have mobile state-of-the-art equipment to clean your wall-to-wall carpet as well as upholstery and tile in your home or business. Like our rug washing boutique, our mobile washing systems use water treated by Kinetico. Clean carpets and rugs start with pure water.

MV: Kerry, how can people learn more about Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning?

Kerry: You can find out about us by visiting our website, www.superiorofknoxville.com, email us at  info@superiorofknoxville.com, call or text us at 865-680-1450, or look us up on Facebook.

MV: Anything else that you would like to share with our readers?

Kerry: All throughout our 37 years in business, our company has remained committed to delivering the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction in the industry. Hundreds of satisfied customers give testimony to that fact. “Quality plus service equals superior value… guaranteed!”

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Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning


Unkefer Dermatology Announces

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The Opening Of Their New Medical Office In Vonore, Tennessee

R. Paul Unkefer, M.D. is proud to announce the opening of his dermatology office at 125 Mountain View Drive, Suite 300 in Vonore, Tennessee 37885. Previously located in Alcoa, TN, Dr. Unkefer has practiced dermatology for more than 20 years.

Dr. Unkefer is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his Internal Medicine and Dermatology Residency at the University of Florida – Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Unkefer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

With over two decades of dermatological practice experience, Dr. Unkefer has a special interest in the treatment of skin cancer, including performing Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical technique that is highly precise in removing skin cancer while providing the maximum preservation of normal tissue. Mohs surgery is only performed by dermatologists who have completed extensive additional training in Mohs surgical techniques.

In his spare time, Dr. Unkefer enjoys running, fishing, flying small aircraft and spending time with his wife and two grown children.

Unkefer Dermatology is scheduled to begin seeing patients in May 2021. Patients can begin scheduling appointments in late April by calling (423) 884-2971. You can also visit them online at www.unkeferderm.com.

The friendly and compassionate medical professionals at Unkefer Dermatology will provide you and your family with the most advanced and comprehensive dermatological care available. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice soon.

Unkefer Dermatology
125 Mountain View Drive, Suite 300
Vonore, TN 37885
Ph: (423) 884-2971
Fx: (423) 884-2984

Could This Happen to your Family?

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

Well, it happened again. I got a call from an adult daughter whose dad had just died, and she and her four siblings could not find the will. I knew her dad, and we agreed that there was no way he would have left them hanging like that. He was an organized, methodical man. Her mom had already passed, and there was literally no one to ask. They turned his house upside down, visited several banks looking for a safe deposit box, and finally had to hire an attorney to help them get the daughter established as an executor. You can imagine how hard this was for the family, trying to plan a funeral and contain their grief, while feeling adrift from knowing what their dad’s final wishes really were.

I wish I could say I’ve never seen this scenario play out before, but that wouldn’t be true. So here’s my chance to be your little nudge to ensure your family doesn’t find themselves in this same tragic predicament. I suggest you:

• Get your legal planning done NOW, including an updated will, financial powers of attorney and healthcare directives.
• Tell your executor where your original will is kept. (They cannot probate a copy; it must be the original)
• If your will is in a safe deposit box, make the executor a signatory and give them a key.
• If your kids will inherit pre-tax IRA money, put a note on your will that says “Stop! Do nothing until you talk to a qualified CPA or tax professional”. You can’t un-ring the tax bell if they make a wrong move.
• Check your beneficiary designations on all IRA’s and 401k’s and make sure you have named primary and back-up beneficiaries to keep those accounts out of your probate estate.

We’ve also created a Sound Solutions Checklist to help you inventory your personal, financial and legal affairs and give your family a lighted path to follow when that day comes. It’s yours; free, to download at www.marshwealth.com/checklist. Trust me, they’ll thank you for it.

Marsh Wealth Management, LLC
Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor
504 Ebenezer Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC, is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

Heritage Family Dentistry

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

“I Feel Just Like Family”

“I first learned about Heritage Family Dentistry when I was a patient of Dr. Bradshaw at the University of Tennessee,” said Heidi Hodges.  “I had stopped going to the dentist because of several past negative experiences.

“I chipped a tooth when I was pregnant with my fourth child.  I knew Dr. Bradshaw from my church, so I called him and he quickly took care of my chipped tooth.  I was so happy with how he cared for me that I decided to follow him to his practice.

“I was very apprehensive at first, but Dr. Bradshaw and his team fully explained treatment and procedure to me in detail. They have been very understanding of my fears.  I now visit Heritage Family Dentistry every six months, and they feel just like family.

“All of the people that work at Heritage Family Dental are wonderful. I have had cleanings, a filling, a crown, and currently have Invisalign.”

Invisalign is the latest and most advanced treatment for straightening teeth without metal braces. The clear aligners are almost undetectable by others, and some patients see visible results in as little as six months.

“I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone,” said Heidi.  “My experiences have been great, and I am so thankful to have a dentist to go to where I am not fearful.”

To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry or to schedule a tour and no-obligation consultation, contact them at 865-816-9211 today.

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934

Can You Actually Enjoy Something That is Both Delicious and Healthy?

Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

East TN Mountain ViewsLocal pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, is often asked that question by clients, friends and even family members. “Not surprisingly, their questions are typically laced with a certain degree of irony, but my answer often comes as a surprise to many,” says Ellen.

“My over 20 year career in retail and clinical hospital pharmacies was the inspiration behind my creation and launching of believeRx. believeRX offers clients a totally new and innovative approach to healthcare. Pharmacies are typically viewed by most patients as an impersonal, assembly-line type experience for dispensing prescriptions, combined with a mini-mart. believeRX, on the other hand, differs by combining a holistic and interactive approach to the pharmaceutical experience, delivering an experience designed to help you ‘Live Your Best Life’.”

So it came as little surprise to those who know Ellen best that her answer to their ‘Delicious and Healthy’ question came in the form of a line of new products she recently introduced – fresh and individually crafted Smoothie drinks, bowls and juices made from her very own recipes.

Not your everyday Smoothie, we recently asked Ellen to describe the delicious and healthy differences between her Smoothies and the often sugar added and artificial ingredients found in Smoothies available elsewhere.

MV: Describe the major differences between your Smoothies and those offered elsewhere.
Ellen: Our smoothies, bowls, and juices are made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, with no added nor refined sugars. The recipes have been perfected by our team of pharmacists, nutritionists, and smoothie experts. We also offer unique ingredients and recipes including, but not limited to: elderberry, local honey, MCT oil, and herbal / wholistic vitamins and supplements.

MV: How do your Smoothie bowls differ from your drinks?
Ellen: The best way to describe our bowls, is like a healthy bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt! They are made with 100% natural and organic puree, topped with natural and organic ingredients such as granola, goji berries, fresh fruits, and more!

MV: Can customers purchase your drinks and bowls to be enjoyed later?
Ellen: Yes! We offer at-home or on-the-go options such as bottled juices and smoothies, as well as detox and weight loss drink programs.

MV: Where can our readers view your full menu and options?
Ellen: Either on our website www.believeRXtra.com, our social media pages such as Facebook and Instagram, Google and delivery apps such as Doordash and Uber Eats, or simply call us or come by and we would be happy to discuss our options with you!

MV: In closing is there anything else you would like to add?
Ellen: Our menu is constantly growing as we test more recipes, so always be checking back! Our team of health and nutrition experts (pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses, etc) are always ready to help you with your nutrition, fitness, and/or weight loss needs so please reach out to us today and we will tailor a plan that works best with your lifestyle!

Both delicious and healthy, why not wrap your taste buds around a Strawberry Orange Sunrise or Mango Margarita Smoothie? Or how about an Acai Peanut Butter Bowl or any one of nearly 30 other delectable bowls, smoothies or juices available exclusively at believeRX. ‘Live Your Best Life’!

9627 Country Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
M-F 9am – 5pm
Sat 8am – Noon

Endless Gift Ideas for Spring

Monday, March 1st, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques

Spring is that time of year when we naturally transition from indoor to out-of-doors activities. And let’s not forget about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day which are just around the corner.

Shopping for gifts to celebrate these special occasions can be challenging, particularly if you’re trying to find that just-so-perfect gift that is both appropriate for the event but that will also be remembered for many years to come. Cones Cupboard Antiques offers you a virtual treasure trove of gift ideas that are far more unique and more likely to be remembered than the items you’re apt to find in the “big box” department stores. We feature antique furniture, collectibles, china, silverware, and more, in addition to vintage items and a large selection of gift ideas.

I personally select each and every item that you will discover in our shop. Many of the pieces you will find at Cones Cupboard Antiques have a rich history that can become a new legacy, perhaps even an heirloom that will be shared with future generations within your own family.

Regardless of the occasion, or whether you’re a new or seasoned collector of antiques and vintage items, Cones Cupboard Antiques is sure to have the perfect gift that will be cherished and remembered for many years and generations to come. Discover your perfect gift at Cones Cupboard Antiques, “where the past comes alive.”

Cones Cupboard Antiques at West End Antique Mall
7200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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