Hen+Hoc Deli and Butcher Opens Today in the Old City

It’s been a long time coming. Opening a new business in the middle of a pandemic might seem less than ideal. But Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro says that he and partner Chef Jon Newman have taken the extra time to learn what people might want from a downtown deli and butcher shop. And at long last, […]

COVID-19: 7/30/2020 Update

Earlier this morning I heard the sound of rain on the roof. We rarely hear it because there is a condo above ours. It made me think of sounds I miss. I miss the sounds of rollers on the bottom of my suitcase as I pull it along to the next destination. I miss the […]

Knox County Board of Health Meeting 7.29.2020: Bars to Close

The fact that this would be a three hour and fifty minute meeting was portended when a motion was presented before the agenda could be approved and the motion was to drop the agenda and the meeting altogether. Mayor Jacobs started the meeting by stating: This is a motion to postpone this meeting until next […]

COVID-19: 7.29.2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

It’s mid-week, and I hope you are all safe and well. The simple math of expanding numbers of cases dictates that many of us now know, directly and indirectly, people who have contracted COVID-19. The first one is a bit shocking, or it was for me. Now I directly know three people who have had […]

COVID-19: 7/28/2020 Update

Is it Friday, yet? No? 🙂 Ok, I hope your week is off to a good start. If you missed this morning’s article, you might want to check it out. I included monthly charts, which some of you had requested. It’s a good drippy day outside. Perfect for staying home, if you can do so. […]