|Knoxville to Participate in Mayors' Challenge to Improve Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety
During her opening remarks at the Tennessee Bike Summit, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced Knoxville's participation in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets.
Love Kitchen Co-Founder Passes
Ellen Turner, pictured above on the left with her sister Helen and Mayor Rogero, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. She was a co-founder of the Love Kitchen with her twin sister Helen Ashe. Mayor Rogero released the following statement: "I am very sad to hear of the passing of Ellen Turner, who for so long served our community as a beacon of faith, hope and compassion. As many people have said over the years, the Love Kitchen feeds both body and soul, providing not just meals to the hungry but comfort and caring to those most in need."
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Utility Work to Close Section of Island Home Avenue
Empire Construction will be closing a section of Island Home Avenue, beginning the morning of Tuesday, April 21, to perform utility work associated with River's Edge Apartments development. The road closure will continue for at least eight weeks.
The 134-unit apartment complex -one-, two- and three-bedroom units in five buildings - is being constructed on the east end of Island Home Avenue, near the Island Home Park neighborhood.
Island Home Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Sevier Avenue and Maplewood Drive.
Cumberland Avenue Businesses Remain Accessible; Website Highlights Merchants, Restaurants
As the second week of utility work continues on the Cumberland Avenue reconstruction project, a majority of cut-through commuters appear to be using the recommended detour routes, and traffic is moving well on those alternate routes.
Traffic flow is slower through the section of Cumberland Avenue between 22nd Street and West Volunteer Boulevard, where two lanes are closed. But with fewer vehicles, restaurants and merchants fronting on Cumberland remain accessible.
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CBID Seeks Input from Stakeholders
The Knoxville CBID Management Corporation was created to provide programs and services to make Knoxville a better place in which to live, work and play. As the CBID plans for their next fiscal year (which begins July 1), they would like to receive feedback from stakeholders about existing programs, as well as provide an opportunity to address future priorities.
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|KUB Utility Upgrade to Close Lanes on Section of Gay Street
A KUB utility upgrade will close three of the four lanes on a one-block section of Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, starting Monday, April 27. Only one northbound lane will be open on Gay Street between Main Street and Cumberland Avenue. The intersections of Gay at Main and Gay at Cumberland will remain open.
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Rossini Festival, Two Road Races to Close Streets
Treat yourself to the tastes and sounds of an Italian opera street fair in downtown Knoxville on Saturday. But be prepared for street closures and temporary no-parking zones, starting Friday night, as part of the 14th annual Rossini Festival.
Take Virtual Hikes on Local Trails with Google Trekker
Looking for a new route to jog, stroll or ride your bicycle in Knoxville or Knox County? You can now take 360-degree virtual tours of 137 miles of local greenways, park trails and multi-use paths, thanks to Google Trekker Street View imagery.
Last fall, a team of partners led by the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission used a Google Trekker backpack camera to photograph trails and attractions throughout Knox County. The available interactive imagery includes many City and County parks, bicycle trails in the Urban Wilderness Corridor, the Knoxville Zoo and the inside of Neyland Stadium on the University of Tennessee campus.
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Free UT Agriculture Campus Parking, Free Shuttles Offered for Saturday's Orange and White Game
Enjoy the Orange & White Game on Saturday with 60,000 or more of your closest orange-clad friends - but remember when you're going to or leaving Neyland Stadium that Cumberland Avenue is under reconstruction.
Free parking is available at the University of Tennessee Agriculture Campus, with free shuttles running throughout the day, starting at noon Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
Lakeshore Park Breaks Ground on New Playground
Mayor Madeline Rogero and the Lakeshore Park Board of Directors announced today that construction has started on a new universal playground at Lakeshore Park.
The playground is the first improvement to be constructed at Lakeshore Park following an extensive public input process and an update of the master plan for the 185-acre park. The playground is designed to be inclusive for children of every ability and will include a resilient surface, multiple play areas and special equipment.
KSO Chamber Orchestra and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra Kick Off Free Music Series on Market Square
With the arrival of spring comes the return of free live music to Market Square! The City of Knoxville and the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) are happy to launch another season of Jazz Tuesdays and Variety Thursday concerts, beginning the second week of May.
It gets started with a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Chamber at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.
Please visit www.VisitKnoxville.com to see a list of events in the Knoxville area.