Hand-Made Quilted Items to be Displayed in Townsend Visitors Center in March

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During the month of March, the Foothills Quilters Guild Showcase will be on display at the Townsend Visitors Center, located at 7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Townsend.  The exhibit will include unique homemade quilts and items such as table runners, jackets and pillows.   “This exhibit, including hand-made and machine-made large and small quilts,… Read more »

Once Closed to Public, Renowned Maryville Retreat Space Now Thrills Guests

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Gary Doyle didn’t want this treasure to remain hidden. For 20 years, RT Lodge in Maryville, Tenn., hosted corporate retreats, weddings and other events in its elegant, secluded setting next to the Maryville College Woods. But by 2016, demand had climbed high enough to justify opening the Ruby Tuesday-owned deluxe hotel and restaurant to the… Read more »

Blount County TN Reminds Visitors of Smoky Mountain Destination Availabilities

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As Gatlinburg, Tenn., seeks to rebuild while attracting visitors back to areas that were not impacted by recent wildfires, neighboring Blount County – home of “The Peaceful Side of the Smokies” with the Townsend vacation community and Cades Cove entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – reminds visitors that scenery, wildlife and outdoor… Read more »

Blount County TN Lends Media Boost for Dolly Parton’s #MyPeopleFund Telethon and Regional Tourism with Editorial Cartoon Series

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge’s neighbors south of Sevier County are helping the region say “thank you” to native daughter Dolly Parton as her #MyPeopleFund telethon gets underway, raising significant dollars to help individual families who lost their homes in recent wildfires – the worst in Tennessee’s past-100-year history. The Smoky Mountain Tourism… Read more »

Rising from the Ashes: Dancing Bear Lodge Resurrects Powerful Memories

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Mark Oldham faced a dream disguised as a dilemma. He had sold his business and traveled the world for six months with his wife, Sharon. Now, he was hunting for a fresh career venture. “When we sold the business in Nashville, we could have retired,” Oldham said. “We felt too young to retire, but we… Read more »