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Pageant for kids emphasizes natural beauty

Pageant for kids emphasizes natural beauty

A staple of baby beauty pageants is toddlers in tiaras, glitter, and glamour.

An upcoming pageant stressing a more natural approach.

Summer Blalock is Ms. Tennessee United States, a pageant coach, and a pageant judge.

She started competing in beauty pageants at age 8.

"I was very clumsy and very shy as a child and now that I've done pageants I've completely changed. I'm outgoing, I'm free spirited," Summer Blalock said.

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Join City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero as she reviews Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald in Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag, Green Book program at noon on Wednesday, October 17 in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. 

People get a glimpse of urban living

People get a glimpse of urban living

The City People Home Tour showcased nine homes throughout Downtown Knoxville on Sunday.

People got to peek inside urban lofts, town homes and condos, while learning about what the downtown area has to offer its residents. The home tours gave people the opportunity to find out which jobs, parking, shopping, eating and recreation are available downtown.

Event organizers said this tour has helped the downtown area grow to over 2,000 people during the past few years. They say many people who participated in this tour decided to move downtown afterwards.

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Teams dress up in costumes racing for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dozens of teams dressed in costumes and ran in the "Knox Venture Race" on Saturday, which raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.

More than 200 people raced through the streets of Downtown Knoxville testing their mental and physical skills in order to complete eight challenges.

Knox Venture Race Co-Chair Courtney Russell says the race was a great way for people to learn more about Downtown Knoxville while helping out a great cause.

Movies on Market Square: The Blind Side

Movies on Market Square: The Blind Side

Tonight is the final chapter of the 2012 season of Movies on Market Square!

On the big screen for the season ender... The Blind Side (PG 13 - 2009)

Flip Flop Consignment focuses on adults, not kids

Flip Flop Consignment focuses on adults, not kids

Bargain hunters are gearing up for a week of consignment sales in Knoxville, but this consignment is for grown-ups. 

People lined up Wednesday morning, ready for the start of the Flip Flop Consignment.

A lot of consignments focus on children's items, but this is one of the few that focuses on clothes and other products for adults.
The owner holds the event twice a year.

She says it is a lot of work, and it is worth it.

Downtown residents will open their homes for tour Sunday

Downtown residents will open their homes for tour Sunday

Downtown Knoxville may be a place where you work or shop or enjoy a meal. Many people also make downtown their home.

"It's an urban existence but we feel very connected to East Tennessee," downtown resident Linda Gay Blanc said.

She and her husband took a tour of downtown homes years ago and fell in love with the Phoenix Building.

They are close to their jobs. It's a short bus ride or bike ride away. And they really appreciate their view.