MOUNTAIN SOUL VOCAL COMPETITION HONORS DOLLY PARTON


MOUNTAIN SOUL VOCAL COMPETITION HONORS DOLLY PARTON

 

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The ninth annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. The competition will honor the songwriting of Dolly Parton, a Sevierville native, by having contestants from across the nation sing one of Parton’s 3,000 songs. The entry deadline is April 12.

Contestants may enter in the 13 and up age division or the 12 and under division for this competition. Two songs written by Dolly Parton per entry may be submitted.

Audition tapes will be judged by a panel of entertainment professionals. Thirty finalists, 20 in the 13 and up category and 10 in the 12 and under category will be invited to perform during the final rounds at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass May 18 in downtown Sevierville. Winning competitors will win cash and prizes including a recording session in Nashville and a guitar autographed by Dolly Parton.

For more information, visit www.BloominBBQ.com.

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME at SEVIER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM


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Sevierville.- The preschool ready-to-read story time for the Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS) continues with February’s theme – I Can Take Care of Pets!  Visit any branch of the Sevier County Public Library System this month as we read new stories; enjoy crafts & games for preschool children and their caregivers. During the week of February 4 – 8, the Seymour Branch Library, King Family Library, and Kodak Branch Library will present story time on the following days:

·         Seymour Branch Library, 137 W. Macon Lane, Seymour – Monday, February 4 at 11:00AM – I Can Take care of Pets! February is also Dental Hygiene Month!  Ms. Kathy will share the books, “Smile, Says Little Crocodile” and “Bear’s Loose Tooth.” The color for the month is “Valentine” pink, the shape is a heart, and the number for the month is seven. For more information, please call 573.0728.

·         King Family Library, 408 High Street, Sevierville – Thursday, February 7 – I Can Take Care of Pets! Today, Ms. Vickie will help us honor veterinarians by reading “Fuddles the Cat” by Frans Vischer. Craft a paper plate cat to take home.  Preschool Story Time in the Children’s Center at the King Family Library will be at 10:30AM. The color for the month is “Valentine” pink, the shape is a heart, and the number for the month is seven. For more information, call Vickie Kelly at 453-3532.

·         Kodak Branch Library, 319 W. Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak – Friday, February 8 – I Can Take Care of Pets! It’s time for a Valentine’s Day Party! Story time with Ms. Cee starts at 11:00AM. Enjoy the books, “Biscuit’s Valentine Day” by Capucilli and “Dora’s Valentine Adventure.” During craft time, children can make a Valentine Card and enjoy a party! The color for the month is “Valentine” pink, the shape is a heart, and the number for the month is seven. For more information, call Celia McKnight at 933-0078.

Leadership Academy extends deadline for applications


 Talented educators who aspire to be principals in the Knox County Schools are encouraged to apply to be a part of the fourth cohort of the Leadership Academy, a collaborative effort between the Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee.

 
The deadline to submit applications has been extended to Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.  Applications and complete details on the submission process can be found at www.knoxschools.org.
 
The program will run from May 30, 2013, through July 2014. The rigorous 15-month experience is intended to significantly shorten the learning curve for the increasingly complex and demanding job of school principal.  Teachers, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, counselors, assistant principals and others with educational experience and instructional knowledge are encouraged to apply. Applicants should aspire to be a school principal in the Knox County Schools within the next one to five years. 
Leadership Academy fellows graduate with a master’s degree or education specialist degree and Tennessee principal license. Those completing the program are not guaranteed principal jobs, but will be very competitive candidates for the openings. Fellows receive free tuition and are paid as an assistant principal while serving as a Leadership Academy Fellow. In return, fellows must commit to working in the Knox County Schools for at least three years after finishing the program. 
 
During the first summer, Leadership Academy fellows will be full-time UT students. Fellows will be placed in a Knox County school for the academic year, spending four days a week with a mentor principal, learning instructional leadership hands-on. The fifth day will be spent in coursework and seminars at UT with both professors and practitioners learning the theory and research associated with effective educational leadership. The second summer will be spent completing capstone courses meant to culminate the experience.
 
The Leadership Academy is one of the components of the Center for Educational Leadership, part of UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.  The center is funded through a private donor and the Cornerstone Foundation.  Race to the Top federal funding also assists in supporting the Leadership Academy.

Suspected Serial Robbers captured


4266 Bonny Oaks Drive Robbery Update

 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 

Detectives with the Chattanooga Police Department’s Robbery Unit have arrested Antwon Wiley (20 years-old) in connection to the Robbery that occurred yesterday at 4266 Bonny Oaks Drive.  He has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and False Imprisonment.

 

Antwon Wiley and Alfred Wiley have also been charged with the Robberies that occurred at 2300 Dodson Avenue (Sunnytown Market) on December 5, 2012 and 2038 S Willow Street (Family Dollar) on January 4, 2013.

Publicado libro, Hacienda San Antonio El Puente


La historia, la realidad y la ficción se entremezclan sutilmente en esta narración que despertará el interés de los lectores apasionados por el patrimonio cultural mexicano

 

MÉXICO – (Release Date TBD) – El autor Oscar de la Fuente Buenrostro ha publicado recientemente su primera obra titulada Hacienda San Antonio El Puente, si las paredes hablaran…, una narrativa con detalles sobre el Casco de la antigua Hacienda azucarera San Antonio El Puente, su historia, sus habitantes, su esplendor y su recia construcción. Para escribir este libro, el autor se ha basado en su experiencia como restaurador del casco de esta Hacienda, el contacto que ha tenido con los vecinos del lugar y la recopilación de documentación de archivos confiables gubernamentales acerca de la historia del lugar.

 

Inspirado en las grandes obras de nuestros antepasados, tales como las iglesias o catedrales, los conventos y las propias Haciendas, inmuebles que guardan historias desde el siglo XVI o XVII, el autor ha querido retratar el modo de vida en esos maravillosos tiempos, como era el transcurrir de sus días y de manera curiosa, sus problemas que siguen siendo los de la actualidad. A un mismo tiempo, el autor describe esta propiedad con pasajes de la historia ocurridos en ella, para que el lector que ya conoce esta hermosa Hacienda la disfrute y para quien no, se anime a disfrutarla ya que ahora es un Hotel y sus puertas están abiertas a todo el mundo, con una cálida hospitalidad.

 

Estos cascos de Hacienda, eran en 1950 solamente “viejas fabricas”, sin embargo, tal como lo hacen los Europeos con sus Castillos, en México estos últimos años se ha cobrado conciencia de la importancia histórica de nuestro patrimonio Cultural, cada día más gente aprecia este legado que ha podido sobrevivir pese a las guerras, a la revolución, a la inclemencia del abandono y el deterioro propio del tiempo y que está renaciendo y siendo restaurado para deleite de todos aquellos interesados en el tema. Me gustaría que la gente se deleite con este relato, que pasen un buen momento, que den rienda suelta a su imaginación y que valoren y aprecien nuestro patrimonio cultural, así como las enseñanzas que nos ha dejado nuestra historia y para completar el circulo, que visiten esta hermosa Hacienda para que guarden un mejor sabor de boca de este libro. ~ Oscar de la Fuente Buenrostro.

 

Los hechos de la historia contada en el libro ocurren en el Casco de la antigua Hacienda Azucarera San Antonio El Puente. El protagonista principal es el Dr. Filiberto Portillo, un Doctor en Psicología que estudia fenómenos paranormales y cuyo don le permite tener visiones en lugares como estos, que guardan grandes cantidades de energías concentradas. El protagonista va descubriendo lugares de la Hacienda y a un tiempo pasajes de la historia, cosas que ocurrieron en el lugar y que gracias al don que posee, puede ver, sentir y escuchar y como resultado de ello, se percata de que la historia no siempre es como se ha enseñado.“Lo que encontró le maravilló, era exactamente como lo había visto en las imágenes de su mente”.

 

Otros personajes son algunos hacendados que fueron, cada uno en su tiempo, los dueños del lugar, algunos personajes importantes de la historia de México también desfilan por la narración, tales como Guillermo Prieto, Benito Juárez, Francisco I. Madero, Emiliano Zapata o Porfirio Diaz y también dentro de las personas con quienes interactúa el Doctor en su visita a la Hacienda convertida en hotel, aparecen hombres y mujeres de la vida real que han trabajado en este maravilloso lugar.

 

Hacienda San Antonio El Puente, si las paredes hablaran… es un libro ameno que presenta un enfoque diferente de la historia de la Hacienda y algunas verdades al respecto. Es de interés para quienes gustan de conocer y disfrutar estos bellos inmuebles históricos. Este ameno y entretenido relato posee una narrativa fácil de digerir, es una excelente oportunidad de interiorizarse más en el tema y conocer algunas particularidades y datos curiosos de este lugar y de su historia. Es interesante por los datos históricos que aporta a lo largo del relato, sucesos ocurridos en la Hacienda que han dejado su huella y cuyos testimonios se pueden visitar ya que es actualmente un Hotel y existe el libre acceso al lugar.

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SYCAMORE SHOALS STATE HISTORIC AREA GIVES GLIMPSE TO REVOLUTIONARY PAST


ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – A glimpse of 18th century life, featuring colonial skills and trades, will take place 10 a.m. Feb. 16 and 17 at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. The event is free and open to the public.

The Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia, the park’s host living history organization, will be encamped in and around Fort Watauga providing visitors with a glimpse into the Revolutionary past. The militia will also present flintlock musket firing demonstrations, 18th century artillery demonstrations and military drills.

The event will focus mainly on the daily tasks and trades that made a frontier settlement thrive. The Watauga settlement, in the 18th century, was a remote backwoods community. The early settlers relied on each other as well as their Native Cherokee neighbors for specialized items and knowledge such as woodworking, weaving, rope making, blacksmithing, sewing and hunting techniques.

For more information, visit www.sycamoreshoalstn.org.