Category: Neighborhoods

The Fall Time Table

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sundial

I never thought this day would come. I am tired of homegrown tomatoes. My tomatoes are legendary. The plants reach 9’ tall, the branches so weighty they bend over the heavy gauge chicken wire cages specially fabricated to corral these freaks of nature and the fruit is perfectly shaped and blemish free. Those earthy markets have nothing on my little patch in South Knoxville. From early July I have enjoyed…

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Connecting your Neighborhood

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Recently, my HOA board decided to implement and review a new model for connecting our neighborhood called Nextdoor. A good friend of mine named Casey Peters introduced me to the idea, as he had said it really opened up communication and helped his neighborhood organize, discuss risk management, ask for recommendations, borrow lawn equipment, share an aerator for the weekend, share documents for review, and discuss safety issues. Nextdoor is…

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Spring Into Vegetables

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Vegetables

This winter I have been guilty of eating heavy foods, more beef and some pork.  I noticed  my belt was a little tighter and so was my shirt collar. I also noticed I was more sluggish and my energy level had dropped.  Conversely, last spring, summer and fall, I was eating mainly plant proteins(nuts, beans) and whey protein for breakfast and dinner; Every day for lunch, I was eating home…

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Rural Metro and Choto Fire Station

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Fire Station

On November 20, 2013 I was invited to attend a meeting about the new proposed fire station in Choto called by State Representative Ryan Haynes at the Farragut Town Hall. The meeting was led by County Commissioners Richard Briggs and Ed Shouse. A few concerned and motivated residents of the Choto area were in attendance voicing concerns over the response time given by Rural Metro in that area, citing the…

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Unless

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This weekend, a few family friends decided to take our kids to see The Lorax. It has been quite a while since I read Dr. Seuss masterpiece…the movie was fantastic, I read the book again tonight, so I am writing this post as a reminder to us to plant seeds. Randomly last week I was asked by Mark Willoughby a YPK member to speak at his University of Tennessee Business Class in the new James A….

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Location. Location. Location

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photo credit: roarofthefour We love our unique and growing Knoxville neighborhood. Our Knoxville insurance agency is located at 1011 North Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917, Google it! The main reason we moved to our location last year was simply due to the people surrounding the Fourth and Gill Neighborhood, Historic Old North Knoxville, Not to mention the ease of location to Downtown Knoxville, I-75, I-40, UT, and the Old City.