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Community News

  • Summer reading program: Kingston plans activities in City Park

    Kingston Public Library’s annual summer reading program kicked off on June 1.

    The program, which will continue each Wednesday through the end of the month, will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    Artist Micki Anderson is heading up this year’s program. Refreshments will be served courtesy of area businesses.

    Call Barbara Thorbjornsen at 376-9905 for more information.

  • Salvation Army seeks applications for summer camp

    The Salvation Army is accepting applications for this year's youth summer camp at Camp Paradise Valley.

    The program is June 27 to July 2 on Dale Hollow Lake on Tennessee-Kentucky border.

    The program for ages 7-12 and is free to children of low-income families who live in Roane and Morgan counties.

    The program offers a large number of experiences in a Christian atmosphere. The goal is to provide a positive camping experience for children who otherwise would never go to a summer camp.

  • Blood drive set next week in Harriman

    Medic Regional Blood Center encourages eligible donors to give blood during the summer months, when donations traditionally decrease.

    “It’s a difficult time for our community,” said Medic spokewoman Christi Fightmaster.

    “We see an increase in travel and recreation in our area, and unfortunately those things can lead to accidents and traumas requiring blood transfusions.”

    Roane County donors can do their part by giving blood at a Medic mobile unit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harriman Food City.

  • ElderWatch to mark Abuse Awareness Day

    Roane County ElderWatch will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 with an ice-cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    The event involves activities to bring greater recognition of the mistreatment of older adults wherever they live, and to highlight the need for appropriate action. It is intended to give abuse and neglect of older adults a global relevance that will sustain and move prevention efforts forward throughout the years to come.  

  • Babahatchie Band kicking off concert season Sunday

    Babahatchie Community Band will present its first concert of the outdoor season at 3 p.m. June 5 at Harriman Riverfront Park.

    Admission to the concert is free, but donations are always welcome. Refreshments, usually ice cream, are available during intermission.

  • The Garden Gate: It's true — you can eat what bugs you

    By Ellen Probert Williamson
    In one way or another — sometimes favorably, sometimes quite the opposite — bugs call themselves to our attention.

    The idea of eating insects is pretty off-putting to most of us, but insects of various kinds are a staple food in some parts of the world.

    Insects were considered delicacies in ancient times. A kind of wood-boring grub was often served as an hors d’oeuvre at parties in Rome. Aristotle, a great cicada fancier, wrote at length about how to prepare them.

  • Harriman library now open longer on Tuesday

    Harriman Public Library is operating on extended Tuesday hours during the summer.

    The extended Tuesday hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The library is also open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Harriman Public Library is at 601 Walden Ave. Call 882-3195 for more details.

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of June 1

    25 Years Ago
    Samuel F. Yette, a Harriman native and professor at Howard University in Washington D.C., was honored by St. Mary’s Baptist Church. Yette was also the honored guest at a membership drive rally for the NAACP.

    10 Years Ago

  • Harriman Memorial Day events set

    The city of Harriman’s Memorial Day Parade will be on May 28.

    In the event of inclement weather, activities will be at the American Legion.

    The event will honor all military veterans who  have served to protect the U.S. The Memorial Day parade will extend gratitude to all emergency service workers who have paid the ultimate price while protecting U.S. citizens.  
    The morning events of the day will begin at 10 a.m., when the Harriman American Legion Museum opens with a display of wartime memorabilia.  

  • Nikon Small World exhibit to open

    Awaken the sense of discovery and see another world that exists just beyond perceptible vision, while viewing the merging of science and art in the 2011 Nikon Small World award-winning photomicrographs June 3-Aug. 7 in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.

    This year's winning entries display a number of outstanding images covering a wide range of biological, chemical, and material substances.