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  • '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.

  • TVA, EPA to discuss water restoration during workshops

    The next in a series of workshops on the restoration of the river system affected by the December 2008 fly ash spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County will be on May 3.

    The Tennessee Valley Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are conducting the workshops, which are intended to provide information on the River System Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis Report on the Kingston recovery project.

    In this workshop, aquatic test results will be discussed.

  • Love is in the air for Roane Choral’s last concert of season

    Roane Choral Society will present “April Love,” its last concert of the season, on April 28.

    Two performances, at 2 and 7 p.m., will be in Kingston Church of Christ’s family center at 120 W. Spring St.

    The society will perform familiar tunes such as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Sound of Music” and “Best of the Beach Boys.”  

    In addition to hearing favorite melodies, audience members will be served coffee and dessert served by the singers during intermission.  

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of April 18

    25 Years Ago
    Local and state officials were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication of the bridge at Center’s Ferry. The bridge cost more than $3 million to build and replaced one of the state’s last and largest running ferries. Once the state completed the work, the bridge became the responsibility of the Roane County Highway Department.

    10 Years Ago

  • A lesson in the past

    Avery Trace Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently had its annual genealogy workshop.

    Materials were given to each individual attending, and genealogy experts Shirley Smith and Marcia Pickel discussed resources for researching family history. Among them was the recently released 1940 U.S. Census records.

  • Harriman Happenings: April 16

    The Rev. Steve Womack delivered the word of God Sunday for the Easter sunrise service. There was congregational singing led by Preacher Robert Hall. This service was well attended. Afterward, we all enjoyed a delicious breakfast.

    Marvin and Anna Anderson spent a few days in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Marvin played baseball with his senior team. Anna enjoyed the beach and making new friends. This weekend, Marvin and his bowling team are in Chattanooga.