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  • Alexander Inn estate sale proceeds to aid in East Tenn. preservation work

    Work to protect East Tennessee places and buildings with historic significance will be helped with the proceeds of an estate “tag” sale this weekend at Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn.

    The sale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25, will give the public a one-time opportunity to walk through a portion of the historic inn at 210 E. Madison Road before renovations begin and purchase furnishings from the 1940s-80s.

  • Beasley property certified site for Wildlife Habitat

    National Wildlife Federation has designated the Rockwood property of Caleb Beasley as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site.

    The property attracts a variety of birds, butterflies and other local animals by providing a wildlife-friendly landscape.

    NWF began the Certified Wildlife Habitat program in 1973, and has since certified almost 150,000 habitats nationwide.

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  • Artists sought for Day in the Park

    The Arts Council of Roane County is issuing a call for artists to participate in its Day in the Park with Artists celebration.

    The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 29 at Roane County Park pavilion 2 and surrounding areas.

    “We currently don’t have any festivals dedicated to promoting the art and artists of Roane Coun-

  • Mr. & Mrs. Scarborough

    Elizabeth Ann Steele and Joseph Carter Scarborough were married May 11 at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, N.C.

    The Rev. Rick Baumgarner and the Rev. Kate Fiedler Boswell officiated during the 5 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Edward Steele Jr. of Easley, S.C. Her grandparents are Jane Young of Monroe, N.C., and the late George Young Jr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Doyle E. Steele Sr. of Easley.

  • Annual senior picnic scheduled for Friday

    Mid-East Community Action Agency welcomes all area seniors to attend the annual Roane County senior citizen picnic.

    The picnic will be from 9:30 am. to 1 p.m. May 17 in the pavilion at Kingston City Park.

    Area seniors can look forward to a day filled with food, entertainment, bingo, door prizes, vendors and a cake walk.

    Lunch will be catered.

    Contact Mid-East’s senior services at 354-0450, Ext. 228, to register or for additional information.

  • Hesta Bailey still teaching at age 87

    She may be 87, but Victorian Square Assisted Living resident Hesta Bailey hasn't yet hung up her teaching hat.

    Instead, she's putting her long-honed expertise to work by teaching reading skills to a couple of eager resident students.

    It gives Bailey a chance to share a love of reading that started in childhood.

    "lt gives me moral assessment, enjoyment and information," she recently told Victorian Square Activity Director Barbara Satterfield.

  • The Garden Gate: Spices are the variety of life

    From the days of the earliest civilizations, mankind has known and prized the benefits of those seeds barks, buds, roots and berries we call spices.

    But until more recent times, there was great difficulty to obtain them because of their exotic sources.

    The scarcity of pepper, cloves, cinnamon and other spices caused them to be sought after as treasures, and the quest for them often led to strange and generally unknown lands.

  • Workshops to give self-publishing tips

    The Knoxville Writers Guild is continuing its series of workshops designed to give information to and provide hands-on assistance for writers interested in self-publishing.

    The next workshop  is May 18 and will consist of two different sessions.

    The first, beginning at 11 a.m., will be a general overview of self-publishing. This portion will cost $20.

  • Plant sale back on

    The eighth annual Master Gardeners of Roane County plant sale on May 4 was postponed due to rain.

    The sale has been rescheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Ladd Landing in Kingston.

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