Knoxville’s Scarecrow Foundation Set to Go National with Throw Deep for Hunger

  It was a year-and-a-half ago that I first introduced readers to the Scarecrow Foundation. Headed by Jimmy Buckner, the organization has had as its purpose from the beginning to “Help End Hunger in America.” Unconventional in several respects for a 501(c)3, they have never solicited or received donations, grants or other funding, operating entirely […]

Hip Hop For Hunger and Much More Highlights Another Busy Weekend

It feels like a slow down after two consecutive weekends (starting on Thursday each time) of music festivals. Surely we can take it easy until Rossini hits next weekend, right? Well, you can take it easy this weekend if you like, but there will be a ton of events happening starting tonight with the “What […]

16 Market Square (Former Latitude 35 Site) and What Could Happen There

After the major upheaval on Market Square last December which saw the closings or announcements of closing of Shonos in City, Latitude 35, Steamboat and Orange Leaf, interest has been intense as to what would happen in each space. The former Steamboat is now Agora, two other spaces are rapidly moving toward opening dates, but […]

The Scarecrow Foundation, Gator Hator Week and Ending Hunger in America

You may have noticed the “Gator Hator Week” ad on the website for the last few weeks. When Jimmy Buckner, head of the Scarecrow Foundation, sent me a query about placing the ad, I asked what part of my UF education and decades-long support of the Florida Gators did he not understand? He laughed and […]