When most people think of Habitat for Humanity, they visualize people working on a house — framing, driving nails and lifting walls into position.
“While that is certainly an important part of what we do, there is a lot of work behind the scenes for Habitat to complete its mission to build houses for those in need,” said Todd Fisher, president of Roane County Habitat for Humanity.
Harriman Garden Club President Pat Ramsey and Vice President Jamie Russell take a break from working on the Kiwanis stone arches on Pansy Hill Road, which, at one time, marked the entrance to the city.
Club members cleared the arches, planted shrubs and flowers, and mulched two sides in the organization’s effort to improve and beautify the city one plant at a time.
We are noticing now that the trees are beginning to show their fall colors, the blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace are starring the fields, the golden yarrows and bright zinnias are adorning our gardens, and all the roadside produce stands are bright with chrysanthemums.
Looking ahead to fall festivals, Halloween pumpkins are beginning to add their colorful notes to all the stands.
25 Years Ago
Roane County Board of Education members approved a resolution asking the County Commission to work with the school system in developing a plan to build two comprehensive high schools. School board members made it clear that the door was open for participation with Harriman, which had its own city-operated system. Sites for the two proposed high schools had been selected, Superintendent Jess Plemons said, but had not yet been appraised. The location of the sites was not given.
10 Years Ago
Works of art by seven Oak Ridge artists depicting historical structures, lifestyle and nature through framed prints and oil on canvas are part of the Oak Ridge in Art exhibition on view through Jan. 5, 2014, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.