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  • Out to Lunch by Bethel Poston: Plaid Apron off beaten path with offbeat entrées

    Readers know my wife, Carol, and I sometimes like to find “off-the-main-road” places to visit for our lunch adventures.

    The Plaid Apron Café, in the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood of Knoxville, certainly qualifies. Locals will remember the location as the former Blackbird Café.

    We lived in Knoxville when I attended University of Tennessee and recently worked in Knoxville for 10 years. I never knew there were commercial businesses in Sequoyah Hills.

  • Alliance report: Roane has ‘whole lot to be proud of’

    The Roane Alliance’s 2011 annual report shows that Roane County continued to be cushioned from the worst of the economic downturn with “a whole lot to be proud of and plenty to be thankful for.”

    “The year 2011 began with high hopes and great expectations at the prospect of finally seeing the backside of the global economic downturn that had hung on way too long,” said Leslie Henderson, The Alliance president and CEO. “As the year went on, though, it became clear that this recovery was not going to be a quick and easy one.”

  • Roane Medical aims to mend broken hearts

    Patients recovering from serious cardiac health conditions can take heart at Roane Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program in Harriman.

    With personalized rehabilitation and exercise plans and educational courses on healthy heart maintenance, the Take Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides patients a place to mend and strengthen their hearts.

    “Patients have been participating in this program for the past 18 years,” explained Steve Oran, manager of the Roane Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department.

  • Alliance applauds Volunteer Energy’s informative bill

    The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy recently recognized Volunteer Energy Cooperative for its efforts in keeping its customers well informed with a detailed monthly bill and newsletter that help customers conserve energy and use energy more efficiently.

  • Active Family & Sports Chiropractor now open

     

  • Unemployment tax information available online

    Recipients of Tennessee unemployment benefits during 2011 can now access the information they need for income tax purposes on the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development homepage.

    The homepage is at https://tdlwd.tn.gov/ui1099/.

    Benefit recipients can also go straight to the log-in page at https://tdlwd.tn.gov/ui1099/
    login.aspx.

  • VECustomers Share awards $2,500 to three Roane organizations

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County organizations in December.

    Groups collecting grants include Midway High School PTO, which received $1,000; Midway Middle School’s Beta Club was awarded $750; and the Midway Hall of Fame garnered $750.

    VECustomers Share, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $4 million to various community-service organizations.

    The program is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering Volunteer Energy’s 17-county service area.

  • Fourth year of U.S. Bank support

     

  • Don’t fall behind on filing your taxes

    The failure to file a federal tax return can be costly.

    The IRS recommends that taxpayers file their return as soon as possible and offers help, even with late returns. Some things to consider:

    • Penalties and interest. A delay in filing may result in a late filing penalty, as well as a late payment penalty and interest charges. The longer the delay, the more these charges grow.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Special food, special experience at Golden Girls

    Clinton’s Golden Girls Restaurant has been on our prospective list of “Out to Lunch” adventures for some time. We’ve eaten there several times in the past few years.

    “I’d like to go to Golden Girls today,” my wife, Carol, said as we reviewed the list, “We haven’t been there in a long time.”

    Golden Girls is at 2211 N. Charles Seviers Blvd. (Hwy. 61) near the Interstate 75 exchange, and next door to Arby’s.