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Downtown Knoxville Gets a Fall Spruce-Up

Downtown Knoxville Gets a Fall Spruce-Up

From the City of Knoxville:  Visitors to Downtown Knoxville this fall will see several improvements to the landscape and streetscape. Crews from the Public Service Department have been busy on Market Square and Gay Street, along with help from several local businesses. 

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

Today Deal Chicken is offering 50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville!

This safe yet exhilarating activity will have you close to wildlife and one with nature as you cross the Bridge to Prosperity to a covered walking bridge, leading into the Lost Mine Falls trail and finally the Cliffhanger Swinging Bridge where you’ll peer 60 feet below into the pooling water from above the falls. This hour-long experience will leave you feeling alive and vibrant.

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.

UT students conducting tree study in Oak Ridge

UT students conducting tree study in Oak Ridge

UT students will counting trees in Oak Ridge this weekend.

According to a press release from the City of Oak Ridge, their Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with a group of forestry students to conduct a tree inventory for the City. 

The inventory will begin on Saturday September 15th at the west end of Oak Ridge near Rarity Ridge, and continue eastward along SR95/58 to the intersection with SR62.  The students will be wearing bright orange vests marked with the UTK logo so they are easily identifiable.

AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

The name is a mouthful: the Knoxville / Knox County Community Action Committee AmeriCorps.

Knoxville has hosted the service program since 1994.

AmeriCorps members have an impact on East Tennessee.

Recycling is just one focus for CAC AmeriCorps members in Knoxville.

College graduates from across the country spend 11 months here working on green projects.

Gay Street's new solar powered parking meter installed

Gay Street's new solar powered parking meter installed

Mayor Madeline Rogero showed off Gay Street's newest green machine on her Facebook page Monday afternoon.  Here's what she says about downtown's new parking meters:

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Top 10 Places to Walk in Knoxville

Walking is a great form of exercise.  Anyone, regardless of age and fitness level, can start a walking routine.  All you need are a sturdy pair of walking shoes and you are ready to go.   The question is where to walk?  Knoxville has a Walk Score of 40 and is labeled car-dependent which means most of us have to drive to work, errands, and for entertainment.   However, there are still fabulous places in Knoxville to walk.  Here are my Top 10 suggestions: