|IBM Smarter Cities Team Recommends Community-Wide Effort
After three weeks of study and meeting with local stakeholders, an international IBM Smarter Cities Challenge team today recommended ways the City of Knoxville can lead efforts to reduce residential emergency utility bills through better communication, weatherization and energy efficiency.
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Zoo Launches Sustainability Initiative with Solar Installation
Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knoxville Zoo, Wampler's Farm Sausage and Family Brands International and Knoxville Zoo's African elephants cut a ceremonial ribbon on Thursday to mark the installation of a 50 kilowatt solar power system on the roof of The Stokely African Elephant Preserve barn.
Mayors Rogero, Burchett Announce Regional Approach to Promote Competitive Airfares
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett held a joint press conference at McGhee Tyson Airport today to announce a regional partnership that promotes competitive airfares.
Knoxville Transportation Authority Meeting May 23
The Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) will meet on May 23 at 3:00 P.M. in the Main Assembly Room of the City-County Building at 400 Main St. KTA will consider three Title VI Policies: Major Service Change Policy, Disparate Impact Policy Respecting Minority Populations and Disproportionate Burden Policy Respecting Low-Income Populations. KTA will accept comments on the proposed policies at the meeting, or by email to email@example.com, or by U.S. Mail to KAT, 301 Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915.
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|Peace Officers Memorial Service
The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies held a joint Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday, May 17 in the Mary Costa Plaza outside of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Market Square Concert Series
Enjoy the Market Square Concert Series every Tuesday and Thursday. Listen to Jazz on the Square every Tuesday starting at 8 p.m. with Marble City 5. This Thursday listen to Ensemble Swing Time Band from 7 to 9 p.m.
Biscuit Festival May 18
The International Biscuit Festival will offer a record number of Biscuits at the Biscuit Boulevard tasting area during the 2013 International Biscuit Festival, to be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 in downtown Knoxville.
Children's Festival of Reading May 18
The Children's Festival of Reading takes place this Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in World's Fair Park at the 9th annual kick off celebration for Knox County Public Library's summer reading programs. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in UT's 11th Street Garage as well as in the city lots downtown including Locust Street Garage, Market Square Garage and State Street Garage.
Gay Street Closed May 19
A portion of Gay Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, to allow a roofing contractor to use a construction crane.
During those hours, the street will be closed from Wall Avenue to Union Avenue.
Survey on Broadband Internet Services Downtown
The Central Business Improvement District, along with the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, are seeking ways to more effectively distribute broadband internet services to Downtown Knoxville. Your input is needed to assist us in these efforts.
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South Waterfront Newsletter
The Office of Redevelopment is happy to present the South Waterfront Quarterly Newsletter, with updates on developments and plans along the waterfront. You can read it online, and we will soon have hard copies available at the South Knoxville and downtown library branches. If you would like to be added to the South Waterfront Newsletter email list, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Market Square Farmers' Market
Visit the Market Square Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on historic Market Square during May thru November.
free live in studio performances at 12 noon on Mondays thru Saturdays at the WDVX 89.9 FM studio
in Downtown Knoxville at 301 South Gay Street.
Knoxville Events Coming Soon!
Listed below are just a few events coming soon to Knoxville. To view more events CLICK HERE.