Southern Appalachia Railway Museum will once again roll out its restored 1920s Pullman dining car for Valentine dinner excursions.
Chef Andras Bartha will prepare four entrée choices for diners on the museum's Valentine dinner trains which give couples an opportunity to experience a romantic setting similar to that experienced during golden age of American rail travel in the 1930s-40s.
Departures are at 6 p.m. Feb. 13-15; and at 5 p.m. Feb. 16.
25 Years Ago
Kingston City Council passed an ordinance calling for a referendum on a city sales tax increase. This action was taken to avoid a possible loss in sales tax revenue if Roane County voters approved an increase in the county levy.
10 Years Ago
Kingston Police Department was preparing to kick off its Neighborhood Watch Program. The first city in the county to initiate the program, police were looking for eyes and ears in the community to watch for anything out of the norm.
Earl Duff Subaru and Citizens First Bank are sponsors of the first CASA Winter Blast to benefit CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.
The Winter Blast, to be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the historic Princess Theatre in Harriman, features a reverse raffle with a $5000 grand prize, a concert by Jimmy Wayne, Nashville recording artist and National CASA spokesman, and food provided by Ruby Tuesday, Caramella’s Catering and Lincoln’s Sports Grill.
A love of flowers has been a common meeting ground for people worldwide over the centuries — and it never changes over time.
Books and magazines referring to gardening occupy whole sections in many bookstores and libraries. They are replete with photographs of plants and flowers, which seem so real that one can almost feel their textures and smell their varied scents.
But photography is a comparatively recent art, especially such true-to-life photography.
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MONDAY, JAN. 28
• Bowers Elementary School, Harriman, will have Family Math and Reading Night for grades K-2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The school is at 120 Breazeale St.