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Community News

  • Child Find screens preschoolers

    Roane County Schools spring Child Find screenings are planned for May 2-3.

    The free developmental early childhood screenings are for ages 3-5 years and geared toward children who will not be entering kindergarten for the fall 2012.

    Screenings will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days in Rockwood Community Center

    Call Roane County Schools Special Education Department at 717-5461 or 717-5462 to schedule an appointment.

  • Arts Council to meet Thursday in Kingston

    The Arts Council of Roane County welcomes area artists or anyone interested in the arts in Roane County to attend its next meeting.

    The meeting begins at 6 p.m. April 26 in Kingston Public Library at 1004 Bradford Way.

    Contact Steve Jacks at the library at 376-9905 or directorkpl@comcast.net for details.

  • Roane Choral concerts planned this weekend

    Roane Choral Society will present “April Love” in concerts at 2 and 7 p.m. April 28 in  Kingston Church of Christ family center.

    These presentations  include coffee and desserts served by singers.

    Admission is $15 per person; reservations are required by calling 376-4420 or 996-5834, or emailing roanechoralsociety.carol@gmail.com.

    Roane Choral Society is a nonprofit organization which provides annual grants to music programs in area schools.

  • Dispose of hazardous household waste the safe way next weekend

    Roane County households may dispose of possible hazardous wastes in a free and safe way during next weekend’s Household Hazardous Waste Day at the recycling center at 215 White Pine Road, Midtown.

    Household hazardous waste materials will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5. No business, agribusiness, school or church waste will be accepted.

    Household hazardous waste includes flammable, corrosive, reactive or toxic materials.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 23

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Alma Moore, who suddenly passed away in California.

    Alma was a former resident of Harriman. As of now, arrangements are incomplete. Keep this family in your prayers.

    FCE Recognition Day was held Wednesday April 18 in the Community Center in Kingston. Our theme was “Spread Your Wings and Fly.” About 40 members were present.

    Jo Ann Silvis is president. Vice president is Martha Vanodale, secretary is Susan Goodman and treasurer is Julia McCoin.

  • 'Round Rockwood: April 23

    I sure enjoy the beauty of April, especially the flowers.

    Roses are my favorite flower, and when Bonnie brought me a big bouquet of red and yellow ones from my yard along with purple larkspur and white narcissus. I was thrilled.

    I even took part of them to the dining room and put them in the middle of “our” table that I share with Jo Smith, Nancy Connor, Virginia Haga and other residents in our dining room.

    When Ada and Benny East visited me, they brought a potted plant of red gerber daisies.

  • ‘The Muse Among Us’ to include Barnes’ work

    Elaine Barnes of Harriman is among the four artists whose works will be featured during “The Muse Among Us,” a mixed-media exhibit of The Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville.

    The exhibition will be displayed in the Balcony at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 4-25, with an opening reception as part of First Friday activities from 5 to 9 p.m. May 4.

    Barnes and the other artists featured in this exhibition draw draw inspiration from nature, memories and dreams.

  • The Garden Gate: You’ll go bananas for these fruit factoids

    Bananas as a food have a past history that is older than recorded history.

    They were originally thought to have come from the tropical regions of southern Asia. In 327 B.C. the armies of Alexander the Great found this fruit growing in the valley of the Indus River.

    It was about that time people learned they could carry dried roots to distant places where they would grow. The great migrations from southern Asia carried bananas to the islands of the Pacific.

  • Master Gardeners planning plant sale

    Roane County Master Gardeners’ seventh annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.

    This is a public opportunity to obtain plants,
    knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.

    Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.

  • Knights support Michael Dunn Center

    Knights of Columbus Father Callahan Council 8273 presents checks for $6,900 to the Michael Dunn Center.

    Those participating in the check presentation include District Deputy Fred Laufenberg, MR Foundation board of directors; Joe Cochran, Knights of Columbus member; Wade Creswell, Michael Dunn Center director of development; James Griffin, Knights of Columbus member; and Bob Capell, council financial secretary.