Jack Neely Offers Series on Knoxville History at Church Street United Methodist Church

Many of us greatly enjoy the columns and various lectures and walking tours led by Jack Neely. Starting Sunday you’ll have a chance to hear him speak for an hour each week for four weeks. It’s a part of Church Street United Methodist’s celebration of 200 years as a congregation and it includes weekly tours […]

Church Street United Methodist Church Set to Build Addition to Historic Structure

It’s a beautiful structure sitting just to the west of Henley Street, across Cumberland from the Knoxville Convention Center. Church Street United Methodist Church, built in 1931, might be assumed to have always been in that location – except for that name. Why would a church on Cumberland and Henley be named after a street […]

Ice and Snow in the City, February 2015

It’s become a tradition for me to walk about in the snow each winter and take photographs of downtown Knoxville. The twist this year was that our initial snow wasn’t a snow at all, but was the most ice I believe I’ve ever seen at one time. I missed the last big ice storm locally. […]

Knoxville in the Springtime: A Photo Essay

Before we head off into summer I wanted to post some photographs I’ve taken from this spring. The redbuds, dogwoods and various flowers were so pretty this spring that I couldn’t resist snapping a few as I went. Also, of course, I’m always seeing interesting sights that don’t really call for a whole article of […]

Organ and Trumpet Recital – with guest appearance by Doc Severinsen

Classical music has turned into my theme of the week. Sunday I downloaded Yo Yo Ma’s version of “Meditation of Thais,” which I highly recommend and, as I mentioned previously, saw the Knoxville Chamber Orchestra. Monday night I walked to Church Street Methodist Church. The music ministry there is currently presenting a Master Arts Series […]